Alexandra Bastien, Senior Associate, works to lift up policy solutions pertaining to wealth inequality across the nation. She conducts research, provides technical assistance and helps to lead program strategy related to financial security and equitable economic development. Prior to joining PolicyLink, Bastien was a 2012-2013 cohort member of the Proteus Fund Fellowship for Diversity in Philanthropy, and served as the Co-Executive Director of the National Black Women’s Society, Inc. Alexandra earned a B.A. in Communications from Boston College and a Master of Public Policy from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. She loves all things step (dancing), knows that hip hop is the truest reflection of society’s values, and is committed to race and gender equity.