Updated: October 2015

Alegra Howard

Associate, National Priorities

Alegra Howard, Consumer Action’s national priorities associate, joined the San Francisco-based national consumer education and advocacy group in 2011 while a graduate student at the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy in College Park. Howard specialized in Management and Finance and wrote her thesis on data privacy, under the supervision of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

Consumer Action, founded in 1971, has a national reputation for multilingual consumer education on personal finance issues. Howard works with the Washington D.C. National Priorities team as the main researcher for quarterly surveys of banking, mobile, privacy and technology services.  She is a regular contributor to Consumer Action's newsletter, Consumer Action News, and works on behalf of the organization on student loan issues, joining coalitions that focus on national student lending reform and regulation.

Before joining Consumer Action, Howard was a campaign consultant for EMILY’s List, where she worked on Annise Parker’s 2003 Controller race in Houston, Texas, and during the 2004 Presidential election spent a year working for America Coming Together (ACT) in its Ohio state headquarters. She then joined the labor movement, working with the International Federation of Professional & Technical Engineers, Local 21 (AFL-CIO), on several organizing campaigns around the San Francisco Bay Area. As a senior development associate with the youth sports-focused non-profit Positive Coaching Alliance between 2006 and 2009, Howard procured funding from corporate and private donors in the Bay Area and New York City. Prior to leaving the Bay Area for Washington D.C. to attend graduate school, she worked with the Silicon Valley-based technology company Cisco Systems, supporting its global marketing office as an organization development specialist.

Howard holds a B.A. from Villanova University and currently lives with her partner, Tim, and goldendoodle pup, Rosie, in Manhattan.

 

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