Eugene So

Managing Director

Jobs for the Future

Eugene So is a managing director at Jobs for the Future where he leads the Lifelong Learning team in JFFLabs. In this role he helps drive the vision and growth of JFF’s market-focused strategy to incubate and build solutions and partnerships that create effective connections between the future of learning to education and workforce systems to better serve the needs of workers and learners.Eugene has a 15+ career in driving partnerships and innovation in the global education field. Before joining JFF, he served as the director of academic programs and pathways at InStride, where he led a team tasked with creating diverse workforce education solutions in collaboration with corporations, higher education institutions, and postsecondary education providers.Earlier in his career, Eugene served as the associate vice president for global solutions at Shorelight Education. In that role, he helped drive portfolio and program development and created innovative business and delivery models that empowered universities to scale content and curriculum to reach a broad global learner base.Eugene has a bachelor’s degree in history, with a minor in education, from the University of California, Irvine, and a master’s degree in international and comparative education from Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a first-generation college attendee and was the first in his family to graduate. He also served as a teacher and a career counselor and advisor to middle, high school, and college students.