Nick Bayard is a writer, musician, artist, speaker, and specialist in the fields of education and governance. His work in Washington, DC, Paraguay, and Liberia has expanded access to high quality education for hundreds of children. Bayard is also a prolific writer and performer of music and has performed and recorded with three bands on three continents. He released two solo debuts in 2014 in the genres of folk and children's music.
Bayard has been featured as a speaker and performer on WAMU's Bluegrass Country Radio, the Communion Music showcase in Washington, DC, National Radio of Liberia, Sing Out! Radio, on WXPN's Kids Corner Radio, and at schools and government agencies around the world. He is the only two-time winner of the Harvard Kennedy School Talent Show, an Eagle Scout, the winner of the Ehret Congressional Art Award, and a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS). Bayard holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID) from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and lives in Tacoma, Washington with his wife, Sedia Bayard.