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Sue Cui

Senior Program Officer – Remove Structural Barriers to Success
Partnering with current and potential grantees and other funders to elevate opportunities for learners from low-income backgrounds so they can better achieve their postsecondary education and career goals.

Sue Cui is a senior program officer. She co-leads strategic grantmaking in support of Ascendium’s Remove Structural Barriers to Success focus area, which seeks to transform colleges and universities to foster seamless academic pathways for learners from low-income backgrounds. She joined the organization in 2016.

Prior to joining Ascendium, Sue made grants for STEM teaching and learning at the Helmsley Charitable Trust. She has also held positions with Rutgers University and supported corporate giving at Altria. Outside of Ascendium, Sue co-chairs the Grantmakers for Education Postsecondary Access & Attainment Impact Group and serves on the planning committee as a member of the Latino Student Success Funders Group.

Raised in New Jersey, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology and art history from New York University.

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