Author - Shin Yu Pai

Shin Yu Pai is a writer, artist, and event producer. She is the author of 10 books, including most recently ENSO (Entre Rios Books, 2020). From 2015 to 2017, she served as the fourth Poet Laureate of The City of Redmond. As a philanthropic professional, Shin Yu served as associate director of the Hendrix-Murphy Foundation and launched and co-led the Momentum Fellowship for Philanthropy Northwest, a professional development pipeline for BIPOC professionals from underrepresented communities entering the philanthropic sector. Shin Yu has been a Henry M. Jackson Foundation Leadership Fellow and is an alumnx of the Intercultural Leadership Institute, The Asian Pacific American Women’s Leadership Institute, and the Authentic Leadership program at Naropa University. Her writing has appeared in GIA Reader and Chronicle of Philanthropy. She received her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and holds an MA in Museology from the University of Washington.