Alex McAdams joined GELC in 2016 with her passion for gender justice and nonprofit organizing. Alex carries out GELC’s programming, and maintains support from donor organizations and individual donors that share GELC’s mission and vision. Prior to working with GELC, Alex worked in development and video production with a focus in human rights, art education and oral histories, specifically on women and LGBTQ artists and activists. She has worked on fundraising or creating media and content for various non-profits, tech companies and museums including the Museum of Modern Art (NY), Carnegie Corporation, Berkeley Institute for Free Speech Online, communication Workers of America, US AID, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, and the Brooklyn Museum, among others.
With a B.A. in Women and Gender Studies from the University of Vermont and a J.D. with a concentration in equality from the City University of New York Law School, Alex is deeply committed to issues of social justice, including gender equality. She has held legal internships at Housing Works, the Peter Cicchino Youth Project at Urban Justice and the Center for Constitutional Rights where she conducted research under Title VII employment discrimination and stop and frisk under the Fourth Amendment.
Alex is also a painter who believes in the power of art and media to shift cultural and political landscapes.