Kaya Plansker is the Executive Director of Leadership Pasadena. Before jumping into the nonprofit world, Kaya spent 15+ years working as a brand and business director within advertising agencies such as Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in San Francisco and 72 and Sunny in Los Angeles serving corporate clients like Samsung, Starbucks, Air New Zealand, and Hyundai. Kaya believes Communication is a gateway to human connection and finds inspiration in its constant ability to inform, unite, and reveal pieces of our shared world. After getting her masters in Human Development with a focus in Social Change from Pacific Oaks College in 2018, she saw an opportunity to strengthen a sense community in Pasadena through programs that bring people together in service of creating a more equitable and resilient community. In her non-work time, Kaya reads, caters to her two children’s needs, and spends far too much time scrolling through Instagram and drinking coffee.

Bio Source: https://www.leadershippasadena.org/leadership.html