Alex oversees Groundswell’s grantmaking. She brings more than 10 years of experience advancing social and reproductive justice within grassroots and national advocacy organizations. Prior to joining the Groundswell Fund team, Alex served as the program director at Third Wave Foundation, a national feminist foundation dedicated to supporting youth-led efforts for reproductive and gender justice.
Previously, Alex advocated for brownfield redevelopment, waterfront revitalization, and freedom from environmental toxins as the deputy director of UPROSE, a Brooklyn-based environmental justice organization. She has supported international movements for maternal health through her work with the Averting Maternal Mortality and Disability (AMDD) program at Columbia University.
Alex also served as the community mobilization coordinator at the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health. She holds a B.A. in Sociology and Women’s Studies from Oberlin College and an M.P.H. in Reproductive, Adolescent, and Child Health from Columbia University. Alex is currently on the board of the Funders Network on Population, Reproductive Health, and Rights, and co-chairs its Women of Color Working Group.