Alexandra Bolles - Associate Director, Campaigns & Public 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. Since joining GLAAD full time, she continues to spearhead GLAAD's advocacy for the bisexual+ community. She perviously served as Senior Programs Strategist - Global & U.S. South.

While with GLAAD, Alexandra has enjoyed co-founding the viral digital campaign, #BiWeek; receiving the Brenda Howard Memorial Award from PFLAG Queens; managing projects like the Together movement, Spirit Day, and the Southern Stories Summer tours; participating in groundbreaking White House policy briefings 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.