Terah Lyons is a member of the Technology and Innovation division in the White House Office
of Science and Technology Policy, where she works under Deputy Director for Technology and
Innovation Tom Kalil. In her role at the White House, Terah has done extensive work on
diversity and inclusion in the tech industry and innovation economy, including organizing the
first-ever White House Demo Day focused on diversity, recently hosted by the President. Terah’s
policy portfolio also encompasses work on robotics and autonomous systems technology.
Prior to joining the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Terah was an engineering fellow
with the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences in Cape Town, South Africa. Over
the course of several months, she worked with a team to develop a Great White Shark detection
drone/remote survey platform for surf beaches off the Western Cape of Africa.
Terah earned her BA from Harvard University, where she sits on the Harvard Alumni
Association Board of Directors.