Edgar Ortiz

Research & Policy Analyst, Education; Grocery & Retail

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Edgar is a Research & Policy Analyst on LAANE’s Education, and Grocery & Retail campaigns. In addition to analyzing labor and industry trends, he conducts policy advocacy, community engagement, and provides technical support for the organization’s digital projects. Prior to joining LAANE, Edgar had a number of stops in the public and non-profit sectors, such as the Los Angeles City Controller’s Office, and the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute at USC. Edgar holds a B.A. in Political Science, specializing in comparative politics, from the University of La Verne (2015), and an MPP from the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy (2017). He was also a 2020 UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment Community Scholar. In his personal time, he enjoys cooking, brazilian jiu-jitsu, learning new languages, and viewing films.