Alexandria “Alex” McBride is a Strategy Director with Waverley Street Foundation. Previously, she was the Climate Philanthropy Advisor with the Emerson Collective. As Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Oakland, Alex led cross-departmental initiatives to create a more equitable and responsive government and engaged community leaders and other stakeholders to build a more vibrant and connected Oakland for all. Prior to that role, Alexandria was the Director of Environment & Sustainability at ITI, a Washington, D.C.-based trade association where she led energy policy advocacy for tech companies like Google, Apple and Amazon. Alexandria has also held leadership roles at the Tishman Environment and Design Center, an academic hub that solves environmental issues through design, policy, and social justice, and Groundswell, a clean energy nonprofit promoting equitable economic empowerment. Earlier in her career, Alexandria managed environmental remediation projects as a Project Manager for ExxonMobil Environmental Services. Alexandria has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Howard University and an M.S. in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management from the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy.