Alexander Harris

Alexander Harris

Communications Associate

Alexander Harris joined Stand as a Communications Associate in April 2019. Alexander works with Stand’s Press Secretary to write and distribute press releases, monitor news coverage, and pitch reporters to cover Stand’s various campaigns. A life-long Oregonian, Alexander moved to Bellingham, Washington in early 2019 when his partner got a job at Cloud Mountain Farm Center.

Before working at Stand, Alexander worked as a community organizer for various environmental non-profits advocating for climate action and forest protection. Most recently, he was the Public Lands Organizer for Oregon Wild, where he organized communities to defend the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, keep the Elliott State Forest in public ownership, and protect the last of our old-growth forests from logging and other types of development. Alexander also organized over a dozen educational forums around Oregon about wildfire ecology, forest policy, and the role PNW forests can play in the fight against climate change.

Before his time at Oregon Wild, Alexander worked for the Sierra Club and a smaller non-profit, Rogue Climate, as a grassroots organizer mobilizing resistance to massive oil, coal, and gas export proposals in the Northwest. Alexander grew up in the foothills of the South Cascades outside of Ashland, Oregon, which inevitably engendered within him a deep passion for the natural world. He graduated from the University of Oregon with degrees in Philosophy and Political Science, and plans to study Environmental Policy at Western Washington University. Alexander can commonly be found in his backyard gardening, in the backwoods hunting for mushrooms, or atop a nearby volcano.