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

I combine methods rooted in transformative justice and equity-centered design 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. 

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.


Recent projects include:
+ Creating an equity-centered framework for the state of New York through the Attorney General’s office
+ Coaching mid-sized U.S. municipalities in resident-centered qualitative data practices to inform their city budgeting and policy-making processes