Rachel Alexander is deputy director of New America CA. Alexander has dedicated her career to the social sector, with a focus on opening institutional opportunity for people systemically denied access to power. Most recently she worked at US2020, an initiative addressing inequity in STEM careers via mentoring and hands-on learning opportunities for youth. At US2020 she led two social sector competitions that seeded a national network of STEM equity coalitions, supporting local STEM leaders as they built the relationships and tools necessary to change the face of STEM in their communities.
Alexander has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from Boston University's Questrom School of Management. She serves on the board of Camp Common Ground, a Bay Area nonprofit building leadership skills for youth to help them end cycles of segregation in their schools and communities. She lives in Oakland with her wife and son.