Originally from Detroit Michigan, Shaniece relocated to the Bay Area after residing in Chicago, Illinois where she obtained her Master’s of Social Work degree with an emphasis in Community Health and Urban Development from the University of Illinois at Chicago. While in Chicago, she worked for four years, most recently as Director of Employment Training at Growing Home, Inc. an urban farm, transitional employer and job-training program focused on adults with multiple barriers to employment. Shaniece received her Bachelor’s of Science in Behavioral Sciences focused in Psychology from Grand Valley State University and has spent time building her career focus around a holistic approach to social service provision and workforce development. Shaniece is passionate about social justice including food equity as well as addressing the systemic impacts of poverty, homelessness, and incarceration on people of color across the country. She maintains a commitment to a combination of program design, legislative advocacy and policy reform as the approach for systemic change for individuals, families and communities.
Contact Shaniece at salexander (at) oaklandfood (dot) org or 510.761-5428.
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