Alex Clark was born and raised in Montana. Alex earned a B.A. from the University in Montana with honors and majors in History and Philosophy and a minor in Latin American Studies. Upon graduation, Alex served two terms as a Justice for Montanans AmeriCorps Member with Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA). During this time, Alex coordinated the firm’s statewide DIY bankruptcy program and, later, the Western Montana Bar Association Pro Bono Program. Alex was instrumental in the development of a free legal advice clinic hosted and staffed by faculty and staff at the Alexander Blewett III School of Law.
Alex continues his work at MLSA as the Community Outreach Assistant, coordinating the firm’s statewide outreach and various projects to develop legally-empowering technologies. Alex has experience in project management, technology development, website content management, document automation, and collaborative community partnerships.
Outside of his work at MLSA, Alex has been involved in political campaigns and community organizing. In 2012, Alex interned with the Montana Democratic Party, helping to elect Governor Steve Bullock. Hearing the call once again to campaign for people-oriented politicians, Alex volunteered with the Jon Tester campaign in his successful re-election to the U.S. Senate. In between, Alex has worked as a Corps Member of Reinvest Montana, a student-led fossil fuel divestment campaign at the University of Montana. Apart from working with inspiring youth movers and shakers, one of Alex’s greatest joys at Reinvest was coordinating “Snowpeople Action,” in which a dozen students delivered handwritten notes to the UM Foundation demanding fossil fuel divestment in support of the dozens of “snowpeople” picketing for divestment outside of the foundation’s office.
Alex is thrilled to join the New Leaders Council and learn and collaborate with his peers, and sharpen his skills to help him continue to advance the American promise of justice for all and the American dream of a more perfect union.