City Limits Advisory Board Member

Mon Yuck Yu serves as Director of Policy at the Office of Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso, working on policy including maternal and mental health, safety, and education. Her work has contributed to new legislation, Brooklyn’s first comprehensive plan for public health, and the launch of a targeted maternal health outreach campaign combatting Brooklyn’s maternal mortality crisis.

Mon Yuck Yu is also co-founder and Board Member of RaisingHealth Partners, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to addressing healthcare barriers affecting underserved immigrant populations. In the past 13 years, she has spearheaded initiatives bringing free healthcare, mental health, literacy, public safety, and food security programming into her community, and has been instrumental in response efforts during COVID-19. An active immigrant rights advocate, Mon Yuck is heavily involved in the fight for universal health coverage and constantly inspired by the stories of immigrants like her parents, who struggled with healthcare access when her father faced terminal illness when she was a child.

Mon Yuck previously served at Chinese-American Planning Council, New York State Assembly, and Federal Emergency Management Agency, and founded a strategic consultancy for nonprofit organizations and social enterprises services. Mon Yuck also serves as Vice Board Chair of the Women’s Empowerment Coalition and NYC Health Public Health Corps Advisory Council.

Mon Yuck received her B.A. in anthropology from Dartmouth College and Master of Public Administration in Urban and Health Policy from Columbia University. She has been recognized with New York Nonprofit Media 40 Under 40 Rising Star, City & State Asian Power 100, and Picker Prize in Public Service. She is also a Fellow of the Lombard Public Service Program, Coro Immigrant Civic Leadership Program, New Leaders Council, and Cause Effective.