As the associate director of grants and planned giving, Yu manages grants from foundations and government agencies as well as initiatives such as the Agnes Martin Legacy Circle.
Prior to joining ICA, Yu worked in the education, development, curatorial, and registrar departments at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art, Guggenheim Museum, and the New York Public Library. As a Peace Corps volunteer in Turkmenistan, she spearheaded community development and educational initiatives such as teacher training and youth leadership camps. Stateside, she worked for a D.C.-based nonprofit focused on training and networking emerging leaders pursuing environmental justice. Celebrating human creativity and empowering people to pursue their dreams has been a driving passion throughout her career. Especially now when art museums have to fight for funding and cultural relevance, she is proud to advocate for ICA externally and to support internal efforts to make ICA a more diverse, equitable, accessible, and inclusive organization.
Yu holds an MA in museum studies from New York University and an interdisciplinary degree in political science, philosophy, and economics from the University of Pennsylvania. She continues to take courses in visual arts and creative writing. She enjoys traveling, time with family, tasting menus, and ultimate frisbee.