Linnea Bassin

Administrative Assistant

Civil Society

Joined Mott in 2019

Image of staff member standing her elbow propped on a high counter.


Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Mott Foundation Building
503 S. Saginaw St., Suite 1200
Flint, Mich. 48502-1851


A graduate of Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Linnea Bassin’s bachelor’s degree in political science and religious studies has provided entrée into several interesting careers. After spending a decade as a high school social studies teacher, during which she earned a master’s degree in education from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and an English certification from the University of Michigan-Flint, she became a recruitment specialist for the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan in Flint. Now an administrative assistant with the Foundation’s Civil Society program, she works from Flint with staff in London and Johannesburg.

Bassin is a parent of twin daughters and a rescue dog. In her spare time, she is a runner — or, as she says, a runner-walker — who enjoys participating in the Crim Festival of Races’ annual training program and 5-mile run.