Monica Yang is the Research Assistant for the Academic and Professional Affairs, supporting the initiatives of the Research Council, Publications Council, and Teaching and Learning Council. With over seven years of experience spanning higher education institutions and museums, Yang excels in organizational development, project coordination, curriculum design, and teaching. Before joining NCA, Yang coordinated the Public Engagement, Learning, and Impact Department at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. There, she expanded diversity in museum visitorship through culturally-aware public programs, and developed professional training programs for teaching artists of color.
Yang holds a Bachelor’s in Education Studies from Brown University where she advocated for and successfully established the Undocumented, First-Generation and Low-Income Student Center (U-FLi Center). It is the first center of its kind among the broader Ivy League that not only provides support for academic, financial, and career development, but also reshapes the campus culture by affirming the intersectional identities of U-FLi students.