John Hiester

A Colorado native, John is a holds a BA in Spanish from Kenyon College and an MBA from Boston University. John launched his career organizing public housing residents in South Boston to improve quality of life within large public housing developments. This launched a career that has included teaching English in South America, working to expand access to public benefits, and supporting young adults to pursue their goals in education and careers. John’s career at Year Up began in Boston in 2010 before moving to the Bay Area to join the Year Up Bay Area team in 2011 and in 2013 John lead the launch of YUBA’s Silicon Valley campus. In his role John works closely with other leaders from Year Up and our partners to change the perceptions, practices, and policies that create barriers for all low-income young adults in the US.