Irby, a Chicago native, has a strong track record as an education, outreach and community development specialist with a background rooted in nonprofit management. Prior to joining MP&F, she worked as a project manager for the Nashville Public Education Foundation, where she coordinated all aspects of NPEF’s policy and programming. She also previously worked as the Imagination Library manager for United Way of Metropolitan Nashville, and the education manager for the Center for Nonprofit Management.
Irby’s passion for the community extends well beyond her work. She is active in the Junior League of Nashville, serving on the organization’s board and working with the Diversity and Inclusion committee. She also serves on the board of the Faith Family Medical Center.
Irby holds a Master of Public Administration degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in political science from Tennessee State University.