Oregon native, Alexandra Appleton was raised in North Portland and shares her lived experience as a survivor of homelessness, incarceration, domestic violence, and sexual assault, and recovery. She has served as a Committee Advisor or Member for a variety of programs and projects including the Oregon Justice Resource Center Women in Prison Project, Salvation Army’s West Women’s Shelter, Multnomah County, Family Independence Initiative (Fii) cohort, and as a Coordinating Board member for A Home for Everyone (HFE). A 2017 graduate of Portland State University, Alexandra is currently a Shelter Equity & Inclusion Analyst at the Joint Office of Homeless Services (JOHS). She also serves as a Governor’s Racial Justice Council (RJC) member, Call To Safety board member; and is part of the Multnomah Sex Trafficking Collaborative, Community Advisory Board (CAB) member. Alexandra continues to volunteer in multiple advocacy campaigns to raise awareness of underserved communities in Portland in the realm of domestic and sexual violence, systems of incarceration, addiction and recovery, houselessness, and racism.