Alexia Leclercq (she/they)
For 8 years, Kier has worked as a community-based fieldwork and education advisor in Kenya, occupied Palestine, Lebanon, and amerika. Through various modes of community engagement and co-design, Kier supports the development of holistic platforms and projects which promote long-term sustainable educational and cultural growth.
Based on unceded, occupied Jumanos land
Alexia is one of the co-creators of S:E and handles the org's curriculum development, education programming, grants management, and fiscal health.
Alexia graduated summa cum laude from NYU ('20), where they self-designed a major titled "The Politics and Economics of Inequality." Their research focuses on political ecology, environmental justice, AAPI communities, consumer culture, inequality, postcolonialism.
As an organizer, educator, policy advocate, and researcher they have spent the past 5 years working on various issues from preserving the Colorado River, fighting land use policy and zoning that enforces race-based discrimination, conducting ethnographic research, to organizing mutual aid, youth programming, and shaping national legislation alongside members of the Environmental Justice Leadership Forum and the Environmental Justice Health Alliance. In 2021, their work was recognized by the prestigious Brower Youth Award.
Outside of S:E, Alexia works at PODER (an environmental justice non-profit in Austin), creates strategies for a climate justice org, fosters kittens (@little.foster.family), helps out at their local therapeutic riding center, climbs trees, and makes art.