Ryan Fukumori, Senior Associate, manages the development and growth of the Bay Area Equity Atlas through interdisciplinary research, data storytelling, and community engagement. A fourth-generation resident of the East Bay, he draws from his background as an ethnic studies scholar and historian to illuminate the deep structural legacies behind current-day inequities, and to advance policy and grassroots approaches to building multiracial democracy. Prior to joining PolicyLink, Ryan instituted strategic planning and program evaluation systems at the San Francisco-based Mission Economic Development Agency, served as a public systems and nonprofit consultant throughout the Bay Area, and taught undergraduate courses at UCLA. He earned his PhD in American Studies and Ethnicity from the University of Southern California. In his personal time, he dabbles in graphic design, hip-hop music, hiking, and being his dog's personal chef and chauffeur.
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