Alex Sheldon is the Interim Executive Director at GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ+ Equality. They are a professional researcher, strategist, and advocate with over 15 years of experience working in social impact and LGBTQ rights. Prior to joining GLMA, Alex was the Head of Research & Social Impact at an LGBTQ+ start-up company, where they specialized in economic inclusion for LGBTQ people. Their experience also includes research roles at Everytown for Gun Safety, the Movement Advancement Project (MAP), and several international nonprofit organizations.
They received an MA in International Human Rights from the University of Denver, a BA in Psychology from Whittier College in California, and a certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from the Institute for Nonprofit Practice. Alex is also a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer and they previously served as an adjunct professor of Advanced LGBTQ Policy at New York University.
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