Christian Man is the policy action lead for the Just Rural Transition and an adjunct professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. Previously, he was a research fellow in the Global Food Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., where he led projects in East Africa, Southeast Asia, and Central America. He has also worked with Catholic Relief Services and the Palladium Group. Earlier in his career, he helped organize a certified organic urban farm, a local foods distributor, and a food policy council in Memphis, Tennessee. He received a Ph.D. in rural sociology and international agricultural development from Penn State.