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.