Eddie Chong, a researcher at Slover Linett, is passionate about helping cultural organizations amplify equity and build meaningful relationships with their communities. His work with a wide range of the firm’s clients, including the Boston Public Library, Minnesota Orchestra, Jewish Museum, Chicago History Museum, and Seattle’s Classical KING radio station, has focused on deepening those institutions’ understanding of their current participants and wider communities, then developing actionable strategies to broaden engagement.
Prior to joining Slover Linett in 2022, Eddie served as an Americorps fellow in immigration services at the Chinese Mutual Aid Association in Chicago, then worked in museum education and evaluation roles at Museum of Science & Industry, Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Lincoln Park Zoo, and the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum. As a summer fellow with Coding it Forward, he created dashboards of key planning and performance metrics for the Philadelphia Fire Department.
Eddie earned his undergraduate degree in anthropology and sociology at Loyola University Chicago in 2015 and his masters in civic analytics at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Urban Planning & Public Affairs in 2022; he was a member of the inaugural class of that graduate program, which combines data science and public policy. Outside of work, Eddie enjoys listening to podcasts, dabbling in film-based photography, and visiting museums across Chicago.