Welcome. I'm Esther Y. kanga strategist, a researcher, and an educator based in Brooklyn, NY

I specialize in people-centered methodologies and work at the intersection of social justice, public policy, and civic innovation. In other words, I advocate for people who are marginalized and underrepresented, and I strive to have their stories influence how systems move forward. My approach combines equity-centered design and transformative justice to confront and address complex issues.

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
Community leadership Board Member of Restorative Justice Initiative
Awards + recognition CSQ Magazine’s NextGen10 list and WIRED magazine

Have an idea? Want to work together? Need a sounding board for a project?
Send me a note. Would love to connect.