Fiona Yung is program officer, initiatives at the Schultz Family Foundation and oversees the Foundation’s initiatives in national service, with a focus on making national service a pathway of opportunity for all young people.
Fiona brings experience from many different sectors in K-12, higher education, and youth development, all with a goal of creating equity, access, and success for BIPOC, low-income, and at-risk youth. Prior to joining the Foundation, she was vice president at edBridge Partners, an education management consultancy company, working with leaders in K-12 and higher education to pilot and scale innovations in open education, service learning, and school leadership development. She served as director of education partnerships and outreach at Get Schooled, a national nonprofit that connects young people with youth-centered resources that empower them along their education and career journey. As an associate director at the College Board’s Advocacy & Policy Center, Fiona helped launch the organization’s advocacy and policy agenda around college readiness and access, connecting advocacy, policy, and research with practitioners working with low-income, minority, and first-generation students. She also spent time at the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship working with middle and high school students and teachers throughout New York City, and began her career in Baltimore City at the Blaustein Philanthropic Group, where she supported several family foundations on their youth development, education, and workforce development portfolios.
Fiona has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from The Johns Hopkins University and holds a Master of Science degree in Social Science with a focus on urban studies from Towson University. She found her passion working in education and youth development as an undergraduate student teaching summer school to rising first- and second-grade students in Baltimore City Public Schools.
A self-described geek, Fiona loves to tackle subjects as varied as cooking, photography, and childrearing through endless hours of research, science principles, comparison tables, and when all else fails, meditative yoga and Pilates practices.