Axel Santana, Program Coordinator, provides programmatic and administrative support to the Center for Infrastructure Equity, as well as the California Policy Advocacy team at PolicyLink. He graduated with his Master’s in International Policy, with a focus on human security and development, from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Before graduating with his Master’s, he completed a practicum in El Salvador, where he and a team of colleagues engaged with local communities to improve their use and maintenance of public spaces. He also spent some time in Kenya helping a local NGO deliver reproductive health advocacy and resources to communities in the surrounding region. Prior to PolicyLink, Axel interned for Asylum Access, a growing international non-profit that provides legal assistance and policy advocacy for refugees. Axel enjoys soccer, traveling, photography, and has an eclectic taste for music.