Sangeeta Tyagi

Sangeeta Tyagi, Senior Scientist and Lecturer
Sangeeta Tyagi, PhD, is Senior Scientist and Lecturer at the Heller School’s Center for Youth and Communities with more than 20 years of experience in education, workforce development, and organizational leadership. Before coming to Brandeis, she was the President of YouthBuild USA, a national network of over 260 community-based youth and workforce development programs, where she had also served as Chief Program Officer, Vice President for Education and Workforce Development and National Director of Education during her 13 years in the organization. During her time at YouthBuild USA, Dr. Tyagi helped launch a statewide YouthBuild-affiliated charter school network, guided the shift in YouthBuild education programming away from a focus on GED acquisition to diploma granting, and initiated the effort to build career pathways in partnership with postsecondary institutions for YouthBuild graduates. Prior to joining YouthBuild, she was the chief operation officer for the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, and international faith-based human rights organization, and was Director of Administration for a national summer educational enrichment program. She has a PhD in Sociology from Brandeis University and an MA in Sociology from the University of Delhi, India. She currently teaches social policy courses as part of the Heller School’s MBA and MPP programs.