As an ESC consultant, Hungwah Yu has applied her experience and expertise in academic operations to numerous strategic planning and business planning consulting projects. She attributes her professional managerial experience and ability to work collaboratively with various stakeholders as a major strength she has been able to transfer to nonprofit consulting; additionally, Hungwah notes that she has been able to apply strengths such as problem-solving, writing, listening and counseling during her time on consulting projects.
Over the last two years, she has served as the lead consultant on strategic planning projects with both Boston By Foot, a walking historical tour organization based in downtown Boston, and Maud Morgan Arts, a community arts center in Cambridge. Prior to these engagements, Hungwah worked as part of a consulting team which created a 3-year business plan for Winchester Community Access Television in 2012; she also worked with the Mel King Institute, a program of the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations (MACDC) offering trainings to community development practitioners and volunteers in Massachusetts. Her ability to manage projects, develop staff, oversee conflict-resolution processes and more—all proven abilities reflected in her professional experience—has made her a vital asset to ESC consulting teams during her time volunteering with the organization.
Hungwah is the former Director of National Programs Operations and Assistant Dean of the Adult Baccalaureate College at Lesley University. In addition to serving as adjunct faculty at Lesley University, she was an Academic Advisor at the Urban College of Boston and a bilingual Career Counselor at the Asian American Civic Association. She holds a Doctorate in Business Administration and is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese. Hungwah joined ESC in 2011 and is currently a board member serving as the Development Committee Chair. She resides in Cambridge, Massachusetts.