Hi there, my name is Esther Y. kang, and i am a 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.

I am currently implementing equity-centered frameworks at the state level, coaching civic innovators in implementing human-centered design approaches to policy making at the local level, and leading future-thinking, visioning workshops at the neighborhood level.

In a former life, I was part of a White House Initiative under the Obama administration, in addition to experience in philanthropy, nonprofit management, city government, arts advocacy, and as an artist with exhibitions in Chicago and Los Angeles.

You can learn more about my current community leadership roles here, and read more about my recent work in CSQ Magazine’s 2018 NextGen10 list here.