Management · Writing · Consulting
We must use what we have to invent what we desire. - Adrienne Rich
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 Boston Society of Architects, the New School, Drexel University, and elsewhere on equitable urban development, community engagement, public space, and more recently, trains. Here is a link to my current resume.
Get in touch at danya (at) danyasherman (dot) com.