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Laurie Young, M.A.


Laurie Young serves as the inaugural associate director of global health within Dell Medical School’s Department of Population Health. Young has worked within the field of international education at The University of Texas at Austin for over 16 years. Before joining Dell Med, Young was the director of special initiatives for Texas Global, where she developed and implemented high-impact programs, including the President’s Award for Global Learning, Global Virtual Exchange, projects with underserved communities and the Global Professional Training and Diplomacy Lab. She has extensive experience with managing complex administrative processes as well as implementing extensive international mobility programs. She previously served as the principle investigator for UT Austin’s Peace Corps funding award and assisted in the creation of the Peace Corps Prep Certificate. Prior to her time at Texas Global, Young was instrumental to the development of the Cockrell School of Engineering International Engineering Education Office. Serving as the inaugural staff member, Young was able to grow the program from sending 13 students abroad in 2005 to over 100 when she vacated the position in 2009.

Before coming to UT Austin, Young worked as a service coordinator for Austin Travis County MHMR, where she managed a caseload of 70-plus individuals who had been diagnosed with developmental disabilities. Young moved to Austin in 2004 after serving for two years as a health and environment Peace Corps volunteer in Jamaica. She holds a master’s in higher education administration from UT Austin.