Meet the Upward Bound Staff
Bridget Hynes Assistant Director, Upward Bound
Bridget has worked assessing and improving non-profit programs, in the U.S. and internationally, for the past 15 years. Her past employers include LARASA and the Colorado Foundation for Families and Children, where she conducted qualitative and quantitative research evaluations. She also owned and managed Organizational Outcomes, a non-profit consulting firm focused on impact assessments and organizational development.
In addition, Bridget was a visiting faculty member in International Politics and Development at Marlboro College and an instructor at the Korbel School of International Studies at University of Denver. Her courses focused on social justice and conflict transformation for marginalized groups, here and abroad.
Bridget earned her doctorate and master’s degree in international studies with dual focuses on conflict resolution and human rights and her BA in psychology and political science. She has worked to provide educational access and human rights protections for children in Guatemala, South Africa, Namibia, Angola, Denver, CO, and now, through Upward Bound, in Springfield, MA!