Strategic Consulting in Community Development & the Arts


Get in touch at:

danya (at) danyasherman (dot) com. 


I develop and raise awareness about initiatives that acknowledge injustice and work towards an improved future. I believe in praxis - bridging inquiry, lived experience, and best practice together to make more effective and equitable institutions, programs, and campaigns.

I enjoy building projects and programs from vision to evaluation. I also enjoy working with others to improve and evolve existing initiatives to function more effectively and creatively. I believe in the power of listening, creative expression, and crafting compellingly told stories.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Program Development & Management

  • Research & Writing

  • Urban Planning & Organizing

  • Organizational Capacity Building

  • Strategic Planning & Evaluation

  • Arts Partnerships & Cultural Programs

I have a Master's in City Planning from MIT and a BA in Science in Society from Wesleyan University. My writing has been published in Shelterforce, Next City, Take Shape, and by Rutgers University Press. I have spoken publicly at the Providence Athenaeum, the Boston Society of Architects, the New School, Drexel University, and elsewhere on equitable urban development, community engagement, public space, and more recently, trains. Recently facilitated workshop engagements include the Harvard Graduate School of Design, MassArt, and the Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit. Here is a link to my current resume.