Promise Zone Coordinator, Economic Development Department, City of San Diego
Alex Southard currently serves as the Promise Zone Coordinator with the Economic Development Department at the City of San Diego. She works with a small team to bring stakeholders together to collaborate on projects and funding opportunities directed to some of the City's most underserved communities. She previously held positions in fundraising at the San Diego Natural History Museum and the Museum of Us in Balboa Park. After several years in the museum field, she shifted to a career directly focused on her passion to advance economic justice and equity.
Alex holds a B.A. in Women’s Studies and History with a minor in Africana Studies from the University of South Florida and a M.A. in Museum Studies with an emphasis on nonprofit management and fundraising from San Francisco State University. She also holds a certificate in Business Intelligence from UCSD Extension. She was a 2020 Fellow of the San Diego Leadership Alliance Institute.