Hallie Young is a program coordinator for network and outreach at Ascend where she supports engagement of Ascend’s national network, the Aspen Family Prosperity Innovation Community, and various 2Gen convenings. Prior to the Aspen Institute, Hallie worked as the external affairs assistant at the Equal Rights Center, a non-profit dedicated to eliminating discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations. In this position, Hallie supported the communications and outreach efforts of the organization, from managing the its membership services to planning external events. Hallie previously spent time working as a communications specialist for a local non-profit focused on creating employment opportunities for returning citizens, and as a Communications Intern for a community organization in Cuenca, Ecuador. Hallie graduated from Boston College in May of 2016 with a B.A. in Communications and International Studies. She is passionate about social justice, traveling the world, and baking.