Alex Sheldon, MA
Alex Sheldon is a professional researcher, strategist, and advocate with over 15 years of experience in the field of human rights with a concentration in 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. Previously, Alex served as the Deputy Director of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) at the Clinton Foundation, and they held roles at Everytown for Gun Safety, the Movement Advancement Project (MAP), and several international nonprofits. They received an MA in International Human Rights with a concentration in Global Health Affairs 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 currently serves on the Board of Directors at the Equality Federation.
Communications & Development Manager
Eli is the Co-Founder and Creative Director at Karass Media, a communications consulting agency that specializes in supporting mission-driven organizations to build impactful messaging systems. Prior to joining GLMA he led the Communications and Development efforts at Reckoning Trade Project, a nonprofit engaged in LGBTQ+ advocacy and workforce inclusion within the skilled trades. Eli previously lived in Canada where he studied Human Geography at the University of Northern British Columbia. During this time, Eli worked with several public health organizations on efforts to support community members living with HIV, as well as expanding access to grant funding to communities in the rural north.
Membership & Education Manager
With an extensive history as a harm reductionist and public health researcher Alex is committed to deconstructing barriers and ending stigma to create a safer, more accessible, world for everyone. Alex has a deep passion for prioritizing under-served communities. They are a consultant, and community organizer who regularly organizes workshops about anti-oppression, somatic trauma theory, disability justice, sexual education, gender, and racial justice.
Alex graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in Psychology focused on linguistics and gender studies. As a former art teacher and dance instructor Alex is an avid fan of all things artistic from music to theater, drawing, and beyond. As a self-proclaimed nerd, Alex loves comic books, visiting museums, studying linguistics, creative writing, and video games.
Here’s contact information for our office and staff. We greatly appreciate and rely upon the input of our members and others to help us be as effective as possible. We welcome your opinions and suggestions.
1629 K St. NW, Ste. 300
Washington, DC 20006
phone: (833) 456-2202