Alex joined CDP as a co-founder in 2016 after graduating with a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Student-led movements for fossil fuel divestment and racial justice were among Alex’s most formative experiences in law school; he also interned at the Sierra Club and the California attorney general’s office.
Alex has written about the climate necessity defense, fossil fuel divestment, and climate justice in The Nation, Fast Company, The Hill, and the Boston Globe. He has been interviewed on Portland-based radio station KBOO and has given presentations at Harvard Law School, the Climate Litigation Accelerator at NYU School of Law, the U.C. Berkeley College of Environmental Design, the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, and the Washington State Bar Association. Alex is a 2018 Echoing Green Climate Fellow.
Alex received his B.A. from Northwestern University, where he officially studied anthropology and environmental policy while unofficially studying kitchen gardening, seed saving, and food plant genetic diversity as a form of climate resilience. Alex is licensed to practice law in the State of Washington.