Aixa M. Aleman-Diaz F'20

Aixa M. Aleman-Diaz
Engagement Project Manager
Washington Center for Equitable Growth

Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows 2020
Washington Center for Equitable Growth
Appointed as Engagement Project Manager, Washington Center for Equitable Growth
PhD, Anthropology, American University DC

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth is a nonprofit research and grantmaking organization dedicated to advancing evidence-backed ideas and policies that promote strong, stable, and broad-based economic growth. Important aspects of Equitable Growth’s mission include: programming that brings the academic and policy communities together for the benefit of both; providing grants and professional supports to academic economists and other social scientists; making funded research accessible to the policy community. The Engagement Project Manager is responsible for developing and executing projects and content that support a cohesive engagement strategy with our academic network and elevate research findings across and beyond academia. Equitable Growth is mission driven to advance evidence-backed ideas and policies that promote strong, stable, and broad-based economic growth. One way we do this is by funding social science research and elevating the findings to policymakers to ensure that policies are informed by and grounded in evidence. The Engagement Project Manager will play a key role in developing tools and content for Equitable Growth’s interdisciplinary academic outreach, particularly in exploring a new area of focus for the organization: new, cross-disciplinary approaches to political economy. This position will be part of the Academic Programs Team, which is responsible for supporting and spurring credible, cutting-edge research that informs policymakers and influences future academic research and thinking.