Alexandra Bolles - Senior Strategist, Campaigns & External Engagement

Alexandra first came to GLAAD in the summer of 2012 as the National News and Field Media intern. She graduated from Connecticut College with degrees in Sociology and Religious Studies and a certificate in Public Policy and Community Action in May, 2013. The latter was the culmination of a three-year independent research project that explored the impact of religious communities on the well-being of LGBT youth and young adults. Alexandra returned to GLAAD as the Programs & Communications Fellow after finishing school and now spearheads GLAAD's bisexual-related advocacy and serves as Programs Senior Strategist - Global and US South. 

While with GLAAD, Alexandra has enjoyed co-founding the viral digital campaign, #BiWeek; managing projects like Spirit Day and the Southern Stories Summer tours; attending a White House policy briefing for bisexual advocacy leaders; amplifying diverse voices of LGBTQ people like Kristene Chapa, Jason Hannah, Joe Riggs and others; creating sustainable resources for national and Southern media experts; collaborating with national and regional leaders in media and advocacy; and more. 

Her interest in advocacy results from an extensive background working with the Episcopal Church, mentoring kids and teenagers, and being raised by history nerds who love to talk about democracy. Her hobbies include reading feminist blogs, eating snacks, listening to '90s music, and nerding out about social movements.