Education Program Manager

Suad Yusuf is dedicated to human rights, youth empowerment, and local and international development. This passion for bridging the local community level engagement and global development led Suad to pursue a dual Masters’ degree in Social Work and International Development. As a result, she’s interned with the Global Switchboard and Allegheny County Department of Human Services.

Suad also served as a graduate fellow with the African Studies program at the University of Pittsburgh. In this role, she researched and studied issues related to Africa and helped prepare high school students for Model African Union simulations. She promoted the African Studies certificate at different events and worked with the outreach coordinator to develop strategies to foster understanding of Africa.

After completing her graduate studies, she traveled to Somaliland to teach at Abaarso School of Science and Technology. As a teacher, she designed lessons for 7-9th grade students. She also developed activities for a social justice club and planned a history fair. Her experience as an educator exposed her to teaching and understanding the needs of English language learners. 

Suad joined Global Minds Initiative in 2018 as the Program Director, where she supported chapter programming and the fellowship program. She is excited to continue her work of increasing global citizenship through positive youth development.