Alexandria Sasek has a B.A. in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies from the University of Oregon and an M.Sc. in Urban Strategy from Drexel University. Ms. Sasek has over a decade of experience with nonprofits and community development, from activism to academia. She currently leads an internship program connecting youth and local social-impact businesses and nonprofits with paid internships and a professional development workshop series. As a volunteer girls’ softball coach and co-founder of a womxn-run farming collective, Alexandria strives to facilitate safe, creative spaces for youth to experientially learn and imagine their futures. Her experience with community development spans from historical societies to food banks, including leading visioning exercises and a political campaign. Alexandria is passionate about environmental justice, youth empowerment, mutual aid, community engagement, and facilitating spaces for groups to imagine and plan for a shared future on an environmentally precarious planet. She wishes to see more equitable and accessible spaces for truly community-centric plans and public engagement.