Eli J. & Phyllis N. Segal Citizen Leadership Program

Susanna Flug-Silva

Susie Flug-Silva, Segal Program Director

Susanna “Susie” Flug-Silva has led the Segal Program for the past 5 years. During her tenure, she has helped deepen and expand Segal’s citizen leadership programming and lifelong Fellowship experience and prepare to celebrate its 15th anniversary and 150th Fellow. She has also expanded the Program’s focus on racial justice and antiracism work, in partnership with Fellows and Founders from across The Segal Network and equity consultants from inside and outside of Heller and Brandeis.

Susie came to Brandeis 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 more than 20 years of experience in the civic engagement, service/service learning, community partnerships, and education policy worlds. Prior to MSA, Susie 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 Idealist.org/COOL. She chairs Cambridge’s Citizens’ Committee on Civic Unity.

Susie 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.