Darryl Alexander is an MPP student focused on developing economic policies that address environmental and social injustices. Before coming to Yale he served as an Americorps VISTA in Allentown, Pennsylvania, managing a coalition of businesses, nonprofits, and municipal governments focused on mentoring underrepresented youth to fill future STEM jobs. 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. 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 $750,000 through direct cash transfers and disaster recovery programming. Originally from Brooklyn, NY, he graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2013 with a BS in psychology. After Yale, Darryl is interested in working as a social policy advisor.