Axel Santana

Senior Program Coordinator
Oakland, California

Axel Santana is the Senior Program Coordinator for the Arts, Culture, and Equitable Development (ACED) initiative at PolicyLink, a national research and action institute advancing racial and economic equity by Lifting Up What Works. The ACED team at PolicyLink provides technical assistance, research, and policy advocacy tools to a variety of arts/cultural organizations across the country to help establish or strengthen capacity to create equitable development through arts and cultural approaches. Prior to PolicyLink, Axel received a Master's of International Policy from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Monterey, where he had the opportunity to do local development work in Kenya and El Salvador.