Tina Young

Senior Associate

Tina Young joined ESG in 2023 as a Senior Associate on the Career Readiness team.  Prior to joining ESG, Tina served as the Director of Strategic Initiatives for the State University System of Florida’s Board of Governors.  There, she helped implement the recommendations of the Task Force for Academic and Workforce Alignment, which included developing system-wide definitions for student experiential learning and best practices for university-employer partnerships. Previously, Tina worked as a Senior Legislative Analyst for the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability where she conducted research on a variety of PreK-20 education topics for the Florida Legislature.

Prior to working at the state government level in Florida, Tina was a National Board Certified Teacher in Leon County Schools, where she taught social studies to a diverse group of students.

Tina earned a Master’s degree in Education Policy, Planning, and Analysis from Florida State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science Education from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.

Why are you in this work?

In my own experience as a student who moved between different education systems, I recognized early on that the quality of education one receives has the potential to impact the trajectory of their entire life.  I believe that all students, regardless of their background or zip code, should have access to an educational experience that will help them become successful and fulfilled.

Why ESG?

My early interest in education was driven by a desire to promote more equitable outcomes for students, especially students of color or those from low-income backgrounds who are often left behind.  ESG’s mission of achieving educational equity, particularly for underserved students, aligns with my own interests and values.

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