Lorrie Chang, Associate, works to advance an arts and cultural approach to policies and practices for more equitable, resilient communities across the country. The desired results are approaches, processes, and outcomes shaped by and rooted in marginalized communities' culture and values. In partnership and support from The Kresge Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, and ArtPlace America, she helped design and assess a national Creative Placemaking Technical Assistance Pilot, served as the research and documentation partner for a three-year program to integrate arts and culture into community-based organizations, and supported arts and cultural organizations to advance equitable policies across sectors including economic development, community safety, and housing. She was also a 2017-2018 Truth Fellow at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts focused on fostering a culture of vulnerability to expand common truths and ignite collective action. She holds a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from Portland State University. In her spare time, she enjoys collecting stories and moments, couch-surfing, hip hop dancing (just don’t ask her to follow any steps), getting lost, TED talks, and asking the question why we do what we do.