Darryl Alexander, originally from Brooklyn, New York, graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2013 with a BS in psychology. After graduation, he served as an Americorps VISTA in Allentown, Pennsylvania, managing a coalition of businesses, nonprofits, and municipal governments focused on engaging girls and minorities in the STEM fields through mentoring programs. He later went on to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Armenia, where he advised NGOs and municipal governments on project planning, grant writing, and program management. He also led a series of environmental activism camps throughout the country and advocated for the needs of fellow volunteers as the chair of the Volunteer Advisory Council. Afterwards, Darryl moved to Houston, where he co-founded a nonprofit focused on engaging local residents around policy issues related to environment, voting, and transportation. During the protests following the murder of George Floyd, he pivoted to co-found Mutual Aid Houston, an abolitionist organization focused on providing support to black and brown Houstonians most affected by the pandemic. At Mutual Aid Houston, he played an integral role in raising and distributing over $500,000 in direct monetary aid and Texas Freeze relief programming. At Jackson, Darryl plans to use his experiences as a community organizer to develop macroeconomic policies that prioritize the maximization of public value.