2017-04-28 - Alex UCLA Awards Photo shoot - 002 (1).jpg

My Purpose

I help changemakers do good, lead better and create new futures for themselves and for the world.

Bio?  Bio.   

I'm a serial social entrepreneur, Executive Director of the UC Berkeley Center for Reinventing Leadership, and a firm believer that anyone can be a changemaker. 

I co-founded, and now advise, StartSomeGood.com which has helped 700+ social impact organizations in 50+ countries raise $7M+

I mentor, coach and advise social entrepreneurs around the world, most recently running Scandinavia’s leading social impact incubator, Reach for Change, in Stockholm, Sweden.

I have given talks on the topics of leadership and social innovation in venues ranging from Ukraine to Cambodia; LA to the Arctic Circle; and at both the World Bank and White House. And my writing has been published in FastCompany, The Guardian and Huffington Post. 

I received a Master of Public Policy degree from Georgetown University and a B.A. in Geography and Political Science from UCLA. While at UCLA, I co-founded the largest student group on campus, The Den.

I'm honored to have received UCLA's Recent Graduate of the Year Award in 2017 and to have been named a “top 100 visionary leader" by Real Leaders Magazine, Top 99 under 33 in Foreign Policy by Diplomatic Courier, and -- much to my parents' surprise -- received a middle school PE award.

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area with my favorite changemaker, my wife Rebecca.

FEATURED INTERVIEWS

If you still want more of me, you’re probably my Mom (Hi Mom!), but here are a few of my favorite interviews I’ve done that shed a bit more light on who I am and what I’m passionate about: 

FAN OF:

Passport stamps, roadtrips, California burritos, UCLA, James Taylor, hard workouts, good deeds and great leadership.

Drop Me a Line:

How can I help?  Get in touch with me and let's chat.