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Avi Edelman

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Associate Director of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Education

Phone: 212-854-9961
Pronouns in Use: he, him, his
USL Office: Multicultural Affairs
Hometown: Silver Spring, MD

Avi Edelman (he/him/his pronouns) currently serves as Associate Director of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Education, where he focuses on several intergroup dialogue and facilitation initiatives, advises identity and culture-based student groups and coordinates office communications. Prior to joining Columbia, Avi spent three years as the program director of an interfaith, cross-cultural nonprofit that brings together Black and Jewish high school teens. He has also done teen engagement with Keshet (a national organization that works for full LGBTQ equality and inclusion in Jewish life) and worked with individuals and organizations across the country as an independent trainer. Avi is also a film editor and script supervisor whose work has been screened in theaters, at film festivals across the country, and on national television networks. He is an above-average juggler with waning professional circus aspirations.