Christian Edlagan

Cohort class of 2023-2024

Christian Edlagan


Associate Director, Academic Programs, Washington Center for Equitable Growth

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, identify opportunities and tools to close the gap between academics and policymakers so that research is informative and actionable, and steward relationships with Equitable Growth’s advisory bodies and partner research institutions. Currently, he is supporting the organization’s exploratory efforts to fund and elevate policy-relevant research on the economic implications of AI and other emerging technologies. He is also developing new programming to help equip and position scholars for government service and engagement in policy debates.

Prior to joining Equitable Growth, Edlagan worked in advocacy and digital organizing 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 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 is researching the roles of labor organizing and solidarity economics in shaping the future of work. He earned a B.A. in political science from Loyola University New Orleans.

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