Susanna Flug-Silva

Adjunct Lecturer

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Leadership, civic engagement, social justice, community partnerships, developing emerging leaders, facilitating communities toward action and learning, nonprofit management, education policy.


  • HS 217f - Eli J. Segal Seminar in Citizen Leadership


  • Boston University
  • Brown University
  • Harvard University

Susanna Flug-Silva

Adjunct Lecturer


Susanna "Susie" Flug-Silva is the Director of The Eli J. & Phyllis N. Segal Citizen Leadership Program, a Senior Program Associate in Center for Youth and Communities, and an Adjunct Lecturer at Heller.

Flug-Silva came to Brandeis in 2017 from the Massachusetts Service Alliance (MSA), where she managed the Commonwealth Corps year-of-service program. During her five years at MSA, she directed the supervision, training, reflection, technical assistance, and team building for 40 to 50 service members and 15 to 20 host site partners across Massachusetts each year.

She brings almost 20 years of experience in the civic engagement, service/service learning, community partnerships, and education policy worlds. Prior to MSA, Flug-Silva served as the Youth Services Planner for the City of Cambridge’s Department of Human Service Programs and as a Family Engagement Consultant for the National College Advising Corps at Brown University. Susie has managed community partnerships and service learning programming at Simmons College and Phillips Academy Andover, and fostered civic engagement programming at the national level at For many years, she chaired Cambridge’s Citizens’ Committee on Civic Unity.

Flug-Silva completed a Certification in Nonprofit Management and Leadership at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business, holds an A.M. in Urban Education Policy from Brown University, and an A.B. in Social Studies from Harvard University, where she graduated magna cum laude and earned honors for her thesis on Boston’s living wage legislation.