Over the past 15 years, Alexandra Acker-Lyons has worked for candidates and campaigns, party committees, and progressive organizations, with an emphasis on youth politics.
Alexandra is the President and Founder of AL Advising, a philanthropic and non-profit consulting firm, whose clients include Electing Women Silicon Valley, NextGen Climate, and Project New America. She is a recognized political commentator and also travels internationally as a trainer for the National Democratic Institute. Alexandra is also the author of The Political Ladder: Insider Tips on Getting a Job in Politics, published in 2012.
From 2011-2015, Alexandra served as Director of the Youth Engagement Fund at the Democracy Alliance, raising and re-granting over $5 million to youth-focused civic engagement efforts. She also led the Young Democrats of America as Executive Director during the historic 2008 election cycle. Alexandra served as the Executive Director of Democratic GAIN, professional organization for political operatives, for the 2010 election cycle, having previously worked for GAIN as Training Director. She has also worked in various capacities for the John Kerry for President Campaign and the Democratic National Committee, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY).
Alexandra currently serves on the Board of the Bus Federation Action Fund and New Leaders Council. She graduated summa cum laude from the State University of New York at Binghamton and lives in Palo Alto, CA. Follow her at @alackerlyons.