Multicultural and Gender Studies

Check out this MCGS Alumna!

Want to know more about what some MCGS Alumni are doing post-graduation? Check out this featured Alum, Alex Brown and all of the stellar work she is continuing to do for our community!

Alex has been actively engaged in the Chico community since she arrived in 2008 to attend CSU, Chico. She has been involved in athletics and activism, and has played a key community leadership role in a variety of programs/projects. Alex earned two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Multicultural and Gender Studies in 2013, and immediately pursued and achieved a Master's Degree in Social Work at CSU, Chico. 

During her time as a student, Alex worked at Catalyst Domestic Violence Services as a prevention specialist for a brand new program dedicated to serving LGBTQ+ communities. She engaged youth in conversations about leadership, healthy relationships and well-being, and launched the first ever Youth Empowered Conference. She also cultivated relationships with local service providers and trained them in best practices for serving LGBTQ+ communities.

Alex was hired to re-launch another violence prevention program in 2015. As the Safe Place Advocate and Administrator at CSU, Chico, she redesigned and implemented a comprehensive violence prevention and response strategy that continues to grow today. She mobilized campus stakeholders and students to participate in violence prevention, and provided leadership in implementing policy in a strategic, trauma-informed, and effective way.

Alex now works as a Marketer and Business Development Professional at a local behavioral health service organization, where she collaborates with community partners in wellness promotion efforts, implements marketing strategy, and develops creative ideas for connecting with our community.

She is also currently in running to be a member of Chico's City Council. Using her knowledge gained from Chico State and her activist experiences, Alex plans to "address our housing crisis, issues related to homelessness, and gaps in behavioral health services. I will advocate for our police force to be fully trained in crisis intervention and de-escalation techniques. I will also work toward implementation of a responsible cannabis policy that upholds the will of the voters and operates in congruence with our Sustainability Action Plan."

We wish you the best of luck Alex (:

To learn more about Alex, check out her campaign page(opens in new window)!