Alexandra leads the Financial Stability grantmaking strategy for the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. For over 10 years she has worked toward gender, racial and economic justice. Prior to joining SVCF, Alexandra was Senior Associate at PolicyLink, a national research and action institute dedicated to advancing social and economic equity. In this position, she led a variety of projects including the Employment Equity in Southern States initiative – a project to advance a full employment agenda across the southeast U.S. She also supported local coalitions in cities in the development of policy agendas to advance economic opportunity, led a criminal justice fines and fees portfolio, and managed technical assistance to state and local grantee cohorts focused on asset building policies and programs.
Prior to joining PolicyLink, Alexandra was a 2012-2013 cohort member of the Proteus Fund Fellowship for Diversity in Philanthropy and served as the Co-Executive Director of the Young Black Women’s Society. Alexandra holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University and a B.A. in Communication from Boston College. Alexandra is also an alumna of the 2017 Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute at Urban Habitat.