Jin-Ya Huang is a social impact, community architect and creative innovator with a focus on the intersection of equity, design, and social justice work. She is the founder of Break Bread, Break Borders, a social enterprise in Dallas, Texas, developing a culinary workforce training program economically empowering refugee women from war-torn countries to find food service job opportunities, by sharing their storytelling of food and culture. An acclaimed interdisciplinary artist, she creates work that examines her Asian identity and diasporic immigrant experience. Huang is also an accomplished published writer and public speaker. With an eye towards new approaches to entrepreneurship, lifting women and improving race relations, she is named “One of 78 Women Changing the Face of Dallas”, the Texas Women’s Foundation’s Maura Women Helping Women Award recipient, Triumph of the Spirit Human Rights Awardee, honored Slow Food Leader in USA, and a top Community Uniter featured in TIME Magazine, Today Show and NPR Morning Edition. Huang is highly regarded for her ability to bring people together as a bridge builder. She is a fellow of PLS, the Presidential Leadership Scholars, and a current cohort of Leadership Women Texas, Les Dames d’Escoffier, Dallas Summit, and the National Hello Neighbor Network.