Shawna Young

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Executive Director
Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP)


Shawna Young is a passionate educator who joined Duke TIP in July 2016 after serving as the executive director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)’s Office of Engineering Outreach Programs (OEOP) for eight years. As TIP’s executive director, she leads a team of 85 full-time employees and 1,200 seasonal staff members who provide over 13,000 gifted students with online and face-to-face educational programming at 20 top universities and institutions across the country, including Duke University. Shawna also leads the charge to identify and support over 450,000 students a year with resources through Duke TIP’s talent searches and research efforts.