Susana Contreras-Mendez is an Associate Learning & Impact Officer at Ascendium. She works in partnership with philanthropic team to measure its performance and to support collective learning about its strategy and operations. Susana joined the organization in 2021.
Previously, she was a researcher at a policy think tank in Washington, D.C. where she conducted research on strategies to increase upward mobility for families. Other professional experiences include interning at the Lumina Foundation and directly supporting low-income families through nonprofit and government programs. Outside of Ascendium, Susana serves on the board of Alimentando al Pueblo, a non-profit working to promote healing through comunidad, comida, and celebración.
She holds a Master of Higher Education with a concentration in Diversity and Social Justice from the University of Michigan and a dual degree bachelor’s from the University of Washington in Sociology and American Ethnic Studies with a minor in Education, Learning and Society.
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