Jocelyn Young is a program associate for the Information & Media and Communities & Governance Practices at IREX. She supports programs in media literacy, democracy development, and inclusion.
Prior to joining IREX, Jocelyn worked in strategic communications for several nonprofit organizations that focused on education, foreign affairs, and social cohesion. She received her bachelor's degree in communications from the University of California, Davis, where she also began her graduate studies in communication, conflict, and politics while teaching public speaking. She later transferred to graduate school in Washington, DC, where she gained a master's degree in statecraft and international affairs with a special focus on countering violent extremism. Her graduate research spanned from topics like digital political communication to the history of extremist movements around the globe.
Currently, Jocelyn also volunteers for the Red Cross as a coordinator for the DC region’s resiliency workshops and is passionate about international development, violence prevention, and countering disinformation.