Hi, I'm Esther Y. kanga strategist, researcher, & educator based in Brooklyn, NY.

I combine methods rooted in restorative justice, community-centered design, and sociology to confront and address complex issues. In other words, I partner with teams across sectors to make sure the people most affected by whatever is being designed—service, program, policy—have a respectable place at the table. 

I am currently collaborating with social change organizations and teaching transformation design at the graduate level. 

Current collaborators What Works Cities' Results for America and Hester Street Collaborative
Teaching positions Adjunct Assistant Professor at NYU's Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and Visiting Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute  


have an idea? want to work together? need a sounding board for a project?
send me a note. would love to connect.