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May Yang

May Yang

Senior Manager, Policy and Partnerships

About May:
May enjoys bringing people together to harness collective power and drive change. She is passionate about animal welfare and volunteers with a local small animal rescue organization. In her free time, May enjoys cycling, video games, and reading. 

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 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 and establishing support for basic needs through organizational policies and legislation. May joined MCF in 2021 to lead the organization's work in community-based redistricting and continues to lead efforts to strengthen democratic systems and participation.

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
  • Getting involved with Press Forward MN