Susan Bush-Mecenas is a former DREME affiliate. She is now an employee of the RAND Corporation. Susan was a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy, working on the COHERE team. Her research examines the enactment and implementation of PreK–12 education policy, utilizing qualitative methods and drawing upon organizational theory. Susan holds a PhD in urban education policy and a BM in music education (with California teaching credential) from the University of Southern California, and an MA in education policy, organization, and leadership studies from Stanford University.