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The Chicago Center Team

LEADERSHIP TEAM

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Christian Williams (he/him)

Deputy Director, The Philadelphia Center

215.735.7300

Christian A. Williams is a charismatic leader and dynamic educator with extensive experience in spearheading the creation and refinement of innovative and inclusive programming in experiential learning, aimed at unlocking human potential by guiding the identity, leadership and career development of young adults.  Most recently, as a Program Officer with IREX, he managed the implementation of alumni engagement, mentorship and participant recruitment components across two U.S. Government-funded international exchange programs. 

 

Christian holds a master’s degree in higher education from Florida State University, a bachelor’s degree in mass communication with an area of concentration in sociology from Florida International University, and an executive education certificate in hospitality and tourism management from Florida Atlantic University. 

Christian is an avid domestic and international traveler, as well as a talented singer, dancer and nightlife performer who articulates his creative point of view through the art of burlesque.  A recognized advocate for the rights of LGBTQ people and communities of color, Christian was named to The Advocate Magazine’s Champions of Pride List in 2020 and received the inaugural Pride award from the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA) in 2021.  A music lover through and through, he lives with his partner just a short walk away from his favorite local concert venue, The Met, in North Philadelphia’s Francisville neighborhood.

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