May Yang

May Yang
Public Policy Manager

About May:
May enjoys bringing people together to build collective power and working towards equitable systemic change. She is a nature enthusiast and enjoys living a cruelty-free lifestyle. May has an excessive amount of plants and is always down for a round of karaoke. You can find her cooking, reading, or cycling in her free time.

Resume Snippets:
May’s work has been focused on advancing equity, and her experiences have been anchored in education, community engagement, and policy development. Her career began in working with youth of color on storytelling projects in refugee and immigrant communities. May continued to support students from diverse and first generation backgrounds at the college level through her roles as a researcher and advisor. Prior to MCF, May directed statewide advocacy efforts and policy initiatives focused on closing the opportunity gap in Minnesota. This included issue-based community organizing efforts to advance solutions on issues prioritized by historically underrepresented college students and institutionalizing basic needs in higher education. Most recently, May led MCF's work in community-based redistricting and served as the Our Maps MN campaign manager. 

Contact May for: 

  • Getting involved with the Minnesota Census and Democracy Partnership 
  • Learning about MCF's inclusive democracy work such as our work in the Census and community-based redistricting
  • Connecting with MCF’s Democracy Funders working group

Reach May by email at or by phone at 612.465.0718