IT Service Provider & Consumer Support Engineer at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Year Up Boston, Class of January 2007)

Greg Walton

Greg graduated from Year Up Boston in January of 2007 and has stayed committed to Year Up’s mission to close the Opportunity Divide. He’s the husband of Alicia Walton and father of four year old Greg Jr. & his new born daughter Gia Jalise. For the past seven years, Greg has worked at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and he is currently a Desktop Support Specialist IT Consultant II. In this role, Greg provides computer support to a plethora of departments across the Institute.

Greg is the first alumnus of Year Up to join its National Board of Directors. He is also continuing his education at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Greg is passionate about giving back and is a motivational speaker to young people across this country on the importance of giving back and staying dedicated to being the best you can be for yourself, your family, and your community. Greg was recently elected to the Boston Re-Entry Initiative (BRI) Advisory Board. The BRI program works with the Boston Police Department, the Suffolk County House of Correction, other law enforcement, and local youth/family/community services programs to help young men transition from prison back into society. Greg’s current mission currently is to get more people to care for and serve their communities and help create a positive movement of change that enables growth and success for all.