Meet Our Alumni

The YP4 Network has grown to over 1,700 young activists doing social justice work in communities across the United States and the world. For a sense of who is working in your area or where to find other members of the YP4 network, please consult the directory below.

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Total found: 1794


Alexander Holland

Alex Holland studied political science and economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and aspires for a career in public service. He co-founded the Bipartisan issues Group to open dialogue about the issues our nation faces. In addition to serving in both the Wisconsin state capitol and national capitol, Alex has represented UW-Madison on the cold, windy slopes as a member of the UW-Madison Alpine Ski Team.

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Alexander McCain

Alexander has been an activist for social equality. He attended Northern Arizona University where he has a Sister of Tau Beta Sigma, the band service sorority created with the intent to support women and diversity in music. In addition, he has been an active member for PRISM to strengthen his knowledge and broaden his views of the perception of equality. With this goal, he intends to help lead forces that push for change in Arizona to increase inclusiveness and support of the LGBT community..

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Alexander Ortiz

Alex was a first generation scholar at Tougaloo College. He was the co-founder of youth immigrant group Youth Organizers United (YOU), which advocated for advancement in education and comprehensive immigration reform. He has been dedicated to providing the immigrant community with knowledge regarding laws and policies that do – or could – affect them, as well as battled policies that negate basic human rights.

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Alexander Reyes

Alex has been a student at California State University, Long Beach, where he studied Political Science and Sociology. He was a community organizer with a nonprofit organization, the Orange County Congregation Community Organization, where he had the opportunity to work on a variety of issues that are important to the diverse communities of Orange County, that ranging from immigration reform to education to voting. With a background in student activism and community organizing, Alex seeks to find ways to engage the community, focused particularly on youth and seeking ways to get them engaged in the issues that are going on in their communities and, in effect, empower themselves. He eventually wishes to take what he has learned as an organizer and enter the field of public policy where he will focus on social policy.

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Alexandra Flores-Quilty

Alexandra has demonstrated a strong commitment to expanding access and affordability to higher education through her work at the Oregon Student Association and as the Pacific Northwest Chair on the United States Student Association Board of Directors. After she helped pass Tuition Equity in Oregon, Alexandra has worked with students from across the country on developing a Tuition Equity toolkit for states that do not yet offer in-state tuition for undocumented students. She has been particularly concerned with combating the institutionalized barriers to higher education for students of color, LGBTQIA students, undocumented students, and students from other marginalized communities.

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Alexandra Lahey

Alexandra (Allie) Lahey has been an unapologetic queer and feminist activhast and Ohio State Organizer with URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity, where she focused on civic engagement, trained and mobilized young Ohioans for reproductive justice. She proudly hails from the Midwest and graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2014 with a BS in Human Development and Family Studies. She was student journalist and chapter leader with URGE, where she led the fight for accessible menstrual products and organized the first intersectional Take Back the Night rally on her campus. As a 2013 Young People For Fellow, she worked on her campus to change sexual assault policies to make resources more accessible for survivors and has been an active alumni dedicated to training the next generation of progressive activists. She also worked previously as an advocate at a domestic violence shelter, and with the American Association of University Women’s Tech Trek, a STEM camp for 8th grade girls. In her spare time, she likes to do trivia, travel, binge-watch Netflix and play with her cat, Mouse.

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Alexandra Melnick

Alexandra was a Communications student at Millsaps College, and was extensively involved in the chapter of Amnesty International on her campus. She has done clinic defense work with the only women’s health clinic in all of Mississippi, and has also been an advocate for LGBTQ rights in both Mississippi, and her hometown of West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Alexandria Clark

As a member of the Black Executive Exchange Program, Alexandria looked to hone her business marketing skills into advocacy. She has worked as a marketing intern for the U.S. Department of Energy where she had the opportunity to lead  an outreach initiative to promote the department

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Alexandria Judkins

Alexandria is from Ann Arbor, Michigan where she was a student at Washtenaw Community College majored in International Business and Economics. Her passion for nutritional awareness began at a young age when she realized how many local farmers were using pesticides. She broadened her horizons and was more aware and socially conscious of the impact of current conventional methods used in food production. Alexandria has always been drawn to work for companies that have been on the forefront of nutritional and environmental ethics, which led her to work at a local farm and at a Fortune 500 company. She hoped this program would give her the opportunity to guide others to understand nutritional awareness and environmental ethics.

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Alexandria Washington

Alexandria Washington is a Doctor of Public Health Student at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. She has a prevention-focused mindset and hopes to one day contribute to the elimination of diabetes and obesity through food literacy. Along with a passion for food literacy, she is passionate about volunteering and health education. Ms. Washington served as a Co-Chair for the Northwest Florida Cancer Control Collaborative and is an active member of the Florida A&M University Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Society, the National Association of Professional Women, and various other organizations. Recently, Ms. Washington was named as one of the Tallahassee Democrat’s 25 Women You Need to Know for her various efforts in the community and professional achievements. Upon completion of her schooling, Ms. Washington plans to relocate to New Orleans, Louisiana and start a non-profit centered on food literacy.

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Alexis Murphy

Alexis has been an active member and leader of the Southerners on New Ground pilot program in Alabama. She has pursued a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and a minor in French. She has also been a part of many progressive groups at the University of Alabama.

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Alicia Morejon

Alicia was a student at Columbia University majoring in sociology with a minor in ethnic studies. Alicia is very passionate about social justice, community service, and multiculturalism. Alicia was a facilitator for ROOTEd (Respecting Ourselves and Others Through Education) a non-hierarchical, peer facilitating group that engaged in conversations about power and privilege and how they relate to our identities. She was also a mentor to high school students in the Bronx with the WomanHOOD (Helping Ourselves Overcome Discrimination) Project where she led workshops on racial justice and gender empowerment. Alicia was events chair of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, a club that focused on mentoring and tutoring lower-income students in the NYC area and planned events for the Columbia Latino community. She plans to attend law school and practice public interest law.

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Allen Kathir

Allen Kathir is originally from Minneapolis, MN and as a student at the University of Minnesota, he volunteered on Congressman Keith Ellison’s and Senator Amy Klobuchar’s election campaigns working to get underrepresented populations out voting. While door knocking for these campaigns, Allen listened to people talk about the injustices they faced. Their stories made Allen realize that he needed to take a more proactive role in fighting for social justice. Allen strongly believes that everyone deserved to be treated with respect and have equal protection under the law. His commitment to equality led him to be appointed to the Minneapolis Commission on Civil Rights where he educated Minneapolis residents on Civil Rights. His interest in equality also led him to seek out an internship with Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA12) who is a strong advocate for equal pay and civil rights.

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Alma Hernandez

As a student at the University of Arizona in the College of Public Health, Alma Hernandez was the Campus Engagement Coordinator for CatPac Wildcats for Israel where she oversaw the recruitment of pro-Israel political activists. Her involvement with the Global Medical Brigades Professional chapter has led her to travel to Africa and help in clinics for the underserved communities in the western region of Ghana.

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Alray Nelson

Alray Nelson is a 2012 YP4 Fellow and an advocate for Native American youth. He is a graduate of the University of Mexico with a bachelor’s degree in Politic Science. Born and raised in Arizona, he grew up in the small valley of Beshbetoh on the Navajo Nation. He has served as an executive assistant & adviser for two Navajo Nation Presidents. The LGBTQ community has recognized Alray for his effort to repeal the discriminatory Diné Marriage Act and honored him with the prestigious 2015 Rainbow Naatsíílid Champion Award. As marriage equality become law across the country, Alray together with his partner Brennen Yonnie founded the Coalition for Navajo Equality – one of the largest LGBTQ organizations in the country. Alray’s story has been featured in Details Magazine, the New York Times, Al Jazeera America, Los Angeles Times, MTV News, Indian Country Today, and National Public Radio. Alray resides in Gallup, NM, and has served as the Director of External Affairs at Teach for America.

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Aly Alani

Kassim was an anthropology major and economics minor at Davidson College. He is interested in social justice issues and has worked toward promoting racial equity at both Davidson and beyond. He is especially concerned with the role the education system plays in maintaining a racial and social caste system in America. As a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., he promotes brotherhood and academic excellence while providing service and advocacy for his communities. He looks forward to learning coalition building strategies with YP4 so that he can better bring different groups of people together to achieve a common goal of fighting racial injustice.

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Alyshia Gonzalez

Alyshia Gonzalez is a first generation graduate with a deep personal and civic commitment to social justice and equity for every community. Her experience has put her at the center of the policy process where she has worked effectively with government officials and other community groups to enact positive change and visibility for underrepresented communities. She has managed and trained hundreds of students on the best practices for effective community engagement in the fundraising, grassroots, and state election sector. In her spare time, Alyshia enjoys performing spoken word poetry and cooking for family and friends.

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