Rachel Lyon

Rachel Lyon

Project Manager II-Research Support


Rachel Lyon is the Project Manager of the Transmission and Interactions Group in the Grid Planning and Analysis Center. She currently supports NREL’s geothermal research program, along with the Energysheds and USAID programs. Prior to NREL, Rachel had over 7 years of experience in program management and project planning, an M.B.A. specializing in strategic project management, and undergraduate experience in environmental sustainability and chemistry research.


M.B.A., Project Management, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

B.S., Enviornmental Sciences, Chemistry, Goucher College

Professional Experience

Project Manager, Switch Automation (2022)

Project Coordinator, Johnson Controls (2021–2022)

Coached Aquatics Program Manager, Highlands Ranch Community Association (2017–2021)