Leader Profile

Wayne Young
Director, Wellness


Wayne started with NYU Abu Dhabi in July 2010 as the associate director of athletics. He stepped in as the interim director of the student Health Center and interim director of the Fitness Team before taking his current role as Director of Wellness. Previously, he held the role of director at a hospital cancer center in the US. Wayne has been a runner for 48 years and taken part in 11 marathons. Wayne loves coaching runners of all ages, shapes, and sizes and served as the head triathlon coach of the UAE Special Olympics team for the World Games in 2019. Wayne graduated in 1981 with a BSc from The United States Military Academy in the US.

Key People


Kaisa Pedersen

Fitness and Wellness Specialist