Cristóbal Alex works on increasing democratic participation in the United States, with an emphasis on voter registration and mobilization, voting rights and public policies. He makes grants to organizations whose work focuses on expanding the electorate, empowering underrepresented constituencies, and building a more fair and equitable political system. Among Mr. Alex’s many achievements, he has advocated on various rights issues before the United Nations Human Rights Commission and federal and state governmental bodies. He was the youngest president in the history of the Latina/o Bar Association, bringing attention to standardized testing systems in schools that disproportionately affect people of color and leading voter registration drives. He developed the Pathways to Law mentorship program, the first-of-its-kind in the country, that pairs community college students of color with attorneys of color. He also co-founded and chaired the Latino Political Action Committee and the Farm Worker Justice Project. Mr. Alex received his J.D. from the University of Washington.