Hi, I'm Esther Y. kanga freelance strategist & researcher 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 What Works Cities' Results for America and Hester Street Collaborative, respectively. Additionally, I am an Adjunct Assistant Professor at NYU's Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and will be a Visiting Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute this fall (2018). 

I previously partnered with The OpenGov Foundation on a project that was recently featured in WIRED.

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