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Alexandra Edlund

Consultant, Communications


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Alexandra spearheads communications across Catalyst’s social media platforms — getting the word out about Catalyst initiatives; highlighting the work of its dynamic membership; and amplifying smart, community-centric social impact strategies across the broader community. She also manages social media for Funders Together to End Homelessness San Diego, a Catalyst funder collaborative.

As a communications and development professional, Alexandra has worked with nonprofits across the San Diego nonprofit/philanthropy sector on everything from event promotion and marketing to brand development and grantwriting. Previously she served as Director of Communications at Southern California Grantmakers, a Los Angeles-based consortium of funders representing an eight-county region from Orange County to San Luis Opisbo. She began her career in corporate communications at a New York City-headquartered tech company.

Alexandra holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science from Tulane University, a Master of Science in Global Media and Communication from The London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Master of Arts in Global Communication from the University of Southern California. She was a founding member of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy – Los Angeles Chapter and has served on the steering committee of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy – San Diego Chapter.

A New Jersey native, Alexandra is passionate about green urban spaces, systems change around mental health, and wearing sunscreen. She has two wild boys ages three and five; and cannot be trusted around a package of Oreo Lemon Thins.

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