Alexis Bylander brings years of experience in anti-hunger work to FFEN, along with a keen understanding of policy, grant management and strategic planning. It’s an enviable skill set that is sure to help FFEN’s mission move forward. And her creativity and sense of humor won’t hurt either.
Alexis serves as Senior Child Nutrition Policy Analyst at the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) in Washington, DC. She coordinates FRAC’s state work on healthy school meals for all and is a frequent speaker on the topic at state and national conferences. Through her federal policy work, Alexis is an advocate for the federal nutrition programs, particularly school breakfast and lunch. She also serves on Minnesota’s Hunger-Free Schools Coalition.
Prior to her work at FRAC, Alexis was Senior Public Affairs Manager at ClearWay Minnesota, managing the organization’s local policy grant and distributing an average of more than $1 million annually to local public health organizations and nonprofits.
Alexis has a B.A. in Political Science from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and a Masters in Science in Public Policy and Management from Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA where her thesis “Rethinking the School Food Environment at Pittsburgh Public Schools” evaluated the School Meals Program in Pittsburgh and offered recommendations for improvement.