The Broad Residency 2018-2020
I began my career organizing immigrant youth for access to quality education and the right to live in the country they call home. Through my experiences, I realized how strong management and leadership in school systems is critical to the well-being of young people and their families. Now, I seek to utilize my multi-sector and multi-issue background to enhance the ways schools can serve their communities.
Morna Ha is the director of data and research at East Harlem Tutorial Program, setting the direction around EHTP’s data management and research strategy. Prior to joining The Broad Residency, Morna worked with Hunter College, the largest college in the City University of New York, supporting the offices of the president and external affairs. She also served as a deputy director with the New York City Mayor’s Office of Housing Recovery Operations — managing the implementation of key programs to assist homeowners impacted by Hurricane Sandy — as well as national organizing coordinator and, later, executive director of a national nonprofit organizing Korean Americans and Asian Americans to achieve social, racial and economic justice. Morna earned a master’s in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in history from Dartmouth College, and she served as a legislative fellow for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, overseeing a portfolio of issues including housing, Social Security and healthcare.
- B.A., Dartmouth College, History
- M.P.P., Harvard Kennedy School, Public Policy
- Resident Functional Area
- Data Analysis/Research/Accountability
- Resident Organization
- East Harlem Tutorial Program
- Resident Title
- Director of Data and Research
- Previous Functional Area
- External Relations/Marketing/Communications
- Previous Organization
- Hunter College