Tuesday marked the last day at work at the White House for President Obama's domestic policy advisor Melody Barnes.
In October, the White House announced Barnes would leave by the end of the year. In a statement in October the president praised the advisor, who had been with the administration since the day he took office in January of 2009, saying," I will always be grateful that a woman of Melody’s brilliance, creativity and heart led our domestic policy team during such a challenging time for our nation. Melody has left a lasting legacy, developing and implementing policies that have helped remake our education system, spurred innovation, and fostered opportunity and equality for millions of Americans.”
Barnes has not announced her future plans.