Alex Sizemore (she/they) is a Ph.D. student in the Community-Partnered Policy and Action stream at Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy analyst at RAND. She has an M.A. in urban planning from the University of Southern California, an M.A. in curatorial studies from the University of Southern California, and a B.A. in art history from the University of California, Berkeley. Sizemore is passionate about using community engaged research to address poverty and structural racism. Her research interests include homelessness and housing, criminal justice reform, social welfare programs, education, and workforce development.
Prior to joining Pardee RAND, she was a program manager at Brilliant Corners, where she oversaw the delivery of services and rental subsidies to over 2,000 previously homeless and incarcerated community members throughout Los Angeles County. As a program manager, she worked closely with the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services and Office of Diversion and Reentry to implement client-centered policies to improve improve housing placement and retention rates. Previously, she worked for the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Business Council, and ConnectEd: The National Center for College and Career.