Hi, I'm Esther Y. kang—a freelance strategist & researcher based in Brooklyn, NY.
I combine methods rooted in restorative justice, community-centered design, and sociology to confront and address complex, hairy 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, Hester Street Collaborative, and Lincoln Network, respectively, and am an Adjunct Assistant Professor at NYU's Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. 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.