Alexandra Bastien is a Senior Program Associate at PolicyLink –a national research and action institute dedicated to advancing social and economic equity. In her role, she works to lift up policy solutions pertaining to wealth inequality across the nation. She conducts research, provides technical assistance and helps to lead program strategy related to asset building and equitable economic development.  Prior to joining PolicyLink, Bastien was a 2012-2013 cohort member of the Proteus Fund Fellowship for Diversity in Philanthropy, and served as the Co-Executive Director of the National Black Women’s Society, Inc.  Alexandra earned a  B.A. in Communications from Boston College and a Master of Public Policy from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University