May is a change maker who has always been committed to empowering historically underrepresented and underserved communities. She enjoys bringing people together to build collective power and working towards equitable systemic change. May has spent several years working in educational equity and has experience in community engagement and organizing, policy development, and leadership programming.
Most recently 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 affecting BIPOC college students and prioritizing basic needs in higher education. As part of this work May led a campaign establishing Minnesota’s first law addressing food insecurity amongst college students. In this role May also developed and delivered an anti-racist and cultural agility leadership curriculum which served over 500 students annually.
Outside of work May is a nature enthusiast and enjoys living a cruelty-free lifestyle. She has an exorbitant amount of plants and is always down for a round of karaoke. In her free time you can find her cooking, reading, or hanging out with her rabbits."
May Yang serves as a Scholar Advisor