Danya Sherman is a strategist and writer who specializes in collaboratively developing initiatives that build a more creative and just society. Danya runs an arts and community development consultancy based in Boston, where she works with public, non-profit, and philanthropic entities on strategic planning, program development & evaluation, and research & writing. Previously she founded and directed the Department of Public Programs & Community Engagement at Friends of High Line and co-founded the MIT Case Study Initiative. Her writing has been published in Next City, Shelterforce, and by Rutgers University Press. She holds a Master's in City Planning from MIT and a Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University.