Tila Neguse

Assistant Director, CRE2

Tila Neguse is the Assistant Director of the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity. Tila leads the CRE2 operations infrastructure, oversees ongoing Innovation Space and Funding Opportunities, and leads the Center’s communication and engagement strategies. She comes to CRE2 directly from the Center for the Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis where she served as the project coordinator for the Divided City initiative, a multi-disciplinary project examining race, cities and urban segregation. Prior to joining the Center for the Humanities, Tila worked at Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) in Washington, D.C., as the lead lobbyist on domestic policy issues. There, she lobbied Congress on federal budget spending priorities and criminal justice reform. Tila is a skilled community building strategist, policy analyst, and activist. She has also worked at several other organizations in the St. Louis area, including the Missouri History Museum and the International Institute.