Team

Team

Meet our team of finance, policy, and legal advocates.

 

Alex Sajben

Organizer

Alex is a grantmaking professional with a passion for impactful multi-sector collaboration and strategic, participatory processes. She currently works for Give2Asia, where she leads philanthropic initiatives to fund grassroots organizations throughout the Asia-Pacific Region. Previously, Alex has worked at the Coalition for the International Criminal Court, the International Organization of Migration, and Partnerships for Trauma Recovery. She is fiercely devoted to ensuring equitable financial structures for the LGBTQ community. Her personal passion involves building dialogue between LGBTQ and religious communities. Alex is a recipient of the competitive Rotary Peace Fellowship at the University of Queensland, where she completed her Masters degree in Peace and Conflict Studies. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Arts in French Literature.

 

 

Emma Wynkoop

Research & Communications Coordinator

Emma is a summer Research & Communications Intern for CLEAR, and is a student at UC Berkeley where she is currently studying economics and public policy. She is a board member for the Berkeley Student Cooperative, a non-profit student housing cooperative. Emma previously worked with the UFCW Local 5 labor union as a research and organizer intern. While working with the UFCW5 she worked on community coalition building and getting hazard pay ordinances passed for grocery workers during the pandemic.

 

 

Spencer Watson

Founder & Executive Director

Spencer has been an LGBTQ rights advocate for over 15 years and has worked in numerous non-profits in various communications, campaign, and direct-services roles including as a counselor offering financial and credit education to clients. Spencer is a May 2018 graduate of Berkeley Law, where their studies emphasized consumer financial protection, prudential regulation, lending discrimination, and civil rights. In 2017, Spencer interned at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Office of Fair Lending, and at Consumer’s Union. They graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from the University of Colorado: Boulder.