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Alexandra Knowles

Alexandra Knowles

Director of Youth Leadership Schools
Campus Leadership Program | Youth Leadership

Alexandra Knowles is the Director of Youth Leadership Schools at Leadership Institute. In this role, she travels across the country training thousands of conservative and libertarian activists how to win. 


In 2017, she served as Youth Director for Ed Gillespie's gubernatorial bid in Virginia. The Youth for Ed campaign recruited nearly 5,000 coalition members, organized 112 interns, and coordinated campaign efforts on 127 campuses across the Commonwealth. Prior to her role on the Gillespie campaign, she worked as Leadership Institute's Grassroots Fellow, assisting the Grassroots Training department with the organization and execution of campaign trainings.


Alexandra is an alumna of The University of Texas at Austin, where she earned her B.S. in Political Communications, as well as a Business Foundations certificate from McCombs School of Business. 

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