Sunyoung Ahn

Sunyoung Ahn is a Senior Policy Associate and Assistant Professor at Georgetown University’s Center for Child and Human Development.


Currently, Dr. Ahn is supporting HV-Improvement Action Center Team (HV-ImpACT) and the Head Start National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness (NCECHW). Dr. Ahn’s primary roles on these projects include, Technical Assistance and training, policy analysis on the State and National level, supporting pilot projects, and product development. Dr. Ahn obtained her degrees in Special Education from University of Kansas. Previously, she worked as a professional development facilitator on the school and district levels. She provided technical assistance by developing workshops, training teachers and leaders, and supporting systems change implementations. Dr. Ahn is also a certified CSEFEL (Center on the Social Emotional Foundations of Early Learning) trainer and coach and worked closely with daycare and early childhood professionals. More recently, Dr. Ahn held a position as an Early Intervention Service Coordinator in Virginia and contributed to State initiatives to build systems’ capacity to improve Infant Mental Health and Part C services. Dr. Ahn is passionate about supporting immigrant families and their children, inclusive practices, systems change, and bridging the research to practice gap. Dr. Ahn is fluent in English and Korean. Dr. Ahn can be reached at sa1442@georgetown.edu.