Jennifer Tang

Jennifer Tang

Research Fellow | Intergenerational Change Initiative at the School for Professional Studies, CUNY

Jennifer Tang is a Research Fellow with the Intergenerational Change Initiative at the School for Professional Studies, CUNY, and a Ph.D. Candidate in Environmental Psychology at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Currently, her work involves young people’s participation in community and municipal level governance, the use of digital technology for civic participation, and youth participatory action research for community change. She holds a Master’s Degree in Human Security and Peacebuilding from Royal Roads University in Canada, and has worked in The Gambia and Uganda.

Why do you believe innovations in participatory democracy are important?

Democracy works better when people are part of the process. People — of all ages — can and should be part of innovating that process. This makes both the process of making decisions and the decisions made more democratic.

What do you hope to see at the 2018 Innovations in Participatory Democracy Conference?

I hope to see people, ideas, and resources mixing and mingling, spawning even more innovations in participatory democracy.