Associate Director of Academic Programs
Washington Center for Equitable Growthcedlagan@equitablegrowth.org
Christian Edlagan is the associate director of academic programs at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. He is responsible for helping Equitable Growth broaden and strengthen its academic network, identifying opportunities and tools to close the gap between academics and policymakers so that research is informative and actionable, and developing and stewarding relationships with Equitable Growth’s advisory bodies and institutional partners. He also manages the development and execution of the organization’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion pathways program and advises the director of academic programs on strategy and metrics of success. Prior to joining Equitable Growth, Edlagan worked in advocacy, outreach, and digital communications roles for the National Endowment for Democracy, Groundswell Clean Energy, and the United Nations Free & Equal campaign. He has also served on the nonprofit boards of KAYA: Filipino Americans for Progress, the DC chapter of the National Association of Asian American Professionals, and the Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership. He is currently pursuing an M.Sc. in labor studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and earned a B.A. in political science from Loyola University New Orleans.