Kathy Hsieh is the Cultural Partnerships and Grants Manager for the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture. A change agent in transforming the City's arts funding program through an anti-racist lens, she helped the agency earn the Seattle Management Association's first Race & Social Justice Management Award. A leader with the City's nationally recognized Race & Social Justice Initiative, she regularly presents for numerous North American forums on racial equity in grant making. Kathy is also a theatre artist and award-winning actor, playwright, director and producer with a special focus on work that creates visibility and opportunities for, and highlights the talent and contributions of, artists of color. She has been honored by the National Association of Asian American Professionals in Seattle as their Artist of the Year, by Verizon’s Asian Pacific American Bash's Innovator Award, an International Examiner Community Voice Award in the Arts, a Gregory Award for Sustained Achievement, and a Seattle Chinese American Citizens Alliance’s Fred Yee Citizens Award.