Andrea Ngan (she/her) is a design strategist, researcher, facilitator, and media artist. Her practices nurture liberatory healing initiatives designed with and by community members.

For over 12 years, she has passionately organized youth-led art and social justice programs. She is the director and co-organizer of Creative Resilience Collective, Creative Resilient Youth, and Design Justice Network’s Philadelphia Node. As a founding team member of the City of Philadelphia’s Service Design Studio, Andrea is co-leading the development and implementation of a citywide Equitable Community Engagement Toolkit to transform how the City repairs relationships and collaborates with excluded and systemically oppressed Philadelphians.

In addition to her community-based design work, she serves as a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania’s Weitzman School of Design. She regularly facilitates workshops about design justice, co-design, youth leadership, collectivism, community engagement, mental health, health justice, public art, and ways to build and share power.

Prior to her work in Philadelphia, Andrea designed interactive experiences and produced media for cultural organizations, museums, and public spaces. Some of her past projects included the 9/11 Memorial Museum, Project XQ: The Super School Project, City Pulse at One World Trade Observatory, and the Equal Justice Initiative Museum.