Alejandra Campoverdi is Managing Editor of #EmergingUS at the Los Angeles Times. Founded by award-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, #EmergingUS is a digital magazine that explores the emerging American identity and lives at the intersection of race, immigration, and identity in a multicultural America. Prior to joining the Times, Alejandra served as Senior Advisor for Innovation and Communications Strategy for Univision Network News and was a part of the team that launched Fusion. She then appeared regularly as a Host/Producer on DNA, an interactive television show focused on social issues that formerly aired weeknights live on Fusion.
From 2009-2012, Alejandra worked in The White House, most recently as Deputy Director of Hispanic Media. In this role, she developed and implemented the White House’s multimedia communications strategy in relation to the U.S. Hispanic community and briefed President Obama in preparation for interviews with Hispanic media. Alejandra also served in the White House Chief of Staff’s office as Special Assistant to Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy Mona Sutphen. Previously, Alejandra worked on The California Endowment’s Agricultural Worker Health Initiative, which focused on improving the health and living conditions of California’s agricultural workers.
Alejandra holds a Master of Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and graduated cum laude from the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism at the University of Southern California. She currently sits on the Executive Advisory Board of the Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy and is a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy. Alejandra is a volunteer teacher for Inside Out Writers, through which she teaches a weekly creative writing class to incarcerated youth in juvenile detention facilities in Los Angeles.