Alex Schmider received his Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Media & Communications from Tufts University in 2013. Prior to joining GLAAD’s team, he worked as the Communications Coordinator at the Los Angeles LGBT Center where he also participated in the Happy Hippie Foundation’s #InstaPride campaign and was featured in a Hallmark Mother’s Day ad, showing the love between a mom and her transgender son. Since joining GLAAD in 2016, Alex has worked with Tinder to launch its trans-inclusive app update, MTV on content for Transgender Awareness Week, and Teen Vogue on featured videos and articles. Schmider was selected as one of Forbes 30 Under 30 for Media in 2017. In his spare time, Alex volunteers as a camp counselor for Camp Aranu'tiq—a camp for transgender and gender nonconforming youth, who inspire him to do what he can to accelerate acceptance for the transgender community.