Resource Development Associates

Alexandra Jacobs, J.D.

Business Development Associate

Alexandra’s background in law, education, and community service provides a unique blend of insight into the interrelated systems of national, state, and local government; as well as the ways in which public organizations and other local stakeholders can best support, collaborate with, and challenge those systems. At RDA, she supports RDA’s efforts to promote social and economic justice through pursuing organizational opportunities to partner with public and nonprofit organizations, and through serving as a grant writer on behalf of our clients. She also oversees organizational grant and proposal search mechanisms, including development, quality assurance, and submission of all grants and proposals.

Prior to her work at RDA, Alexandra supported a range of social justice research efforts on topics including barriers and best practices in court access for individuals with limited English proficiency, the impact of economic recession on the criminal justice system, and country-specific conditions of persecution for individuals seeking refugee status in the United States. She also served as submissions editor for the University of California Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal. Alexandra also serves her community working for Burning Man and other local culture and arts events, striving to promote a more widespread awareness of civil rights and civic engagement.


  • B.A. in Anthropology – University of California, Berkeley
  • J.D. – University of California Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco