Susan Young | MIT J-WEL

Susan Young


Susan Young
Assistant Director, J-WEL Workforce Learning
Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab

Susan Young is Assistant Director of Workforce Learning at J-WEL. Susan leads membership development and community building, manages the Workforce Learning research grant program, and supports program development and research activities.  

Prior to her role at J-WEL, Susan was Producer of the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge, MIT’s premier future of work prize, awarding over one million dollars each year to entrepreneurs that are using technology to drive economic opportunity for workers. Susan managed partnerships with collaborators and local teams responsible for implementing the IIC at a regional level across the globe.

Susan was also Assistant Director at the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, where she managed the Analytics Lab action learning course, developed special projects and new activities, and supported strategic development of the Initiative. 

Susan holds an MA in International Relations from New York University and a BA in Political Science from the University of Chicago.