Alex Nikolai (he/him) is serving as a Climate & Policy Analyst with the Public Health Alliance. Believing in the strength of public policy as a tool for societal development, he is passionate about finding the root causes of societal inequities and inequalities. His work with the Public Health Alliance includes exploring and implementing place-based solutions to build healthy, inclusive communities. He completed his Masters of Public Policy and Public Administration at Northwestern University in September 2021. Alex wrote his Master’s thesis on the structural reasons that the Reconstruction Amendments have never fulfilled their intended purposes in constitutional framing.