Lacy Jeffreys

Lacy Jaffreys, PhD Student Management
Lacy Jaffreys, PhD Student Management


Office: PhD space, Level 1, Rutherford House, Pipitea campus, Wellington 6011

Supervisors: Professor Karin Lasthuizen & Dr Sally Riad


Lacy has a long-standing interest in the roles afforded to women serving in public-facing institutions. As a military spouse moving frequently, her varied career was grounded in communications. She has worked for the US Senate, National Public Radio member stations in Hawaii and Nevada, non-profit organizations, and as a freelance writer, editor, and website designer. Additionally, she has served on the boards of two military spouse organizations. Lacy's PhD builds upon the work began as a graduate student at the University of San Francisco where she examined the invisible barriers facing women of color in leadership roles, specifically women running for elected office.


Master of Arts in Public Leadership -- University of San Francisco

McGrath Graduate Fellow

Bachelor of Arts in English -- Colorado Christian University

Research Interests

Women in leadership, political integrity, diversity, media representation, television, public media, and pop culture