Sida Ly-Xiong has served in the public and nonprofit sectors for over 15 years. Using participatory methods, Sida develops evaluative processes to advance equity and accountability. In a previous role, Sida was a Community Engagement Coordinator at the Minnesota Dept. of Health, working with public health teams and health policy. Sida helped community health initiatives apply a racial equity lens in their work, particularly by building authentic relationships in and with communities they serve. Sida currently serves as Chair of the Program in Health Disparities Research community-academic advisory board at the University of Minnesota Medical School and is the Chair of the Ramsey County Library Board. In the past, Sida was involved with Asian Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, Open Cities Health Center Board, and the Project 515 Finance Committee. Sida holds a Master’s of Science degree in Science, Technology and Environment Policy from the Humphrey School for Public Affairs.