Grassroots Leadership is excited to welcome Alex Cogan as a Criminal Justice Intern for the 2018 spring semester. Alex is earning her Master of Science in Social Work with a concentration in administration and policy practice at The University of Texas at Austin. She has focused much of her graduate school research on criminal justice reform, having interned at the Travis County Correctional Complex. As a social work intern at the jail, she had the opportunity to work closely and build relationships with incarcerated individuals. Alex now plans to use her knowledge to advocate with the community to continue the social justice movement.
She is thrilled to begin at Grassroots Leadership, working to support local efforts to help people gain power through research, community organizing, and advocacy. Her time will be spent working with Texas Advocates for Justice, the Decarcerate ATX Campaign, and Action Research Collective.
When not interning or in class, she enjoys spending time outside with her pup George, practicing yoga, and not falling when she uses her newly purchased pair of rollerblades.