Alessandra Durham is a Senior Executive Analyst for Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers and a Co-Lead of Snohomish County’s Office of Social Justice. Her work focuses on the development and implementation of policies related to equity and social justice, human and social services, and the justice system.
Alessandra began working for Snohomish County government after several years of working in politics, campaign management, and development. While at Snohomish County, she has served as lead staff on the countywide Housing Affordability Regional Task Force (HART), developed relationships with historically underserved, underrepresented, marginalized, and targeted communities to ensure more diverse perspectives are considered in policy development, and was a finalist in 2018 for the Everett Herald’s Emerging Leader award. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Rise Up Academy, a school that primarily serves children and families from marginalized communities. Alessandra also recently transitioned from the Teen Feed Board of Directors to an advisory role with the organization.
Alessandra was raised in Snohomish County and until recently called Lynnwood home. She attended the University of Washington and holds a bachelor’s degree in Society, Ethics, and Human Behavior and a master’s degree in Business and Economics. She lives with her partner and their son. Alessandra enjoys biking, exploring trails, traveling, visiting sloth refuges, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.
President Barack Obama’s words, “It’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential” inspire her to continuously better herself through serving others.