Alphonse joined the Hester Street team to support the organization’s development, fundraising and communications efforts. He brings with him 5+ years of experience in marketing, public relations, and business development across the non-profit, startup, and corporate sectors. He’s passionate about urban and community development and is excited to support Hester Street’s range of projects and initiatives.

Alphonse graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Urban Studies and earned his MSc in Urbanization & Development from the London School of Economics. At the LSE, he had the chance to conduct field research into the impact of climate resilience strategies on low-income communities around Copenhagen. He has previously worked for Citymart, a public procurement innovation startup; Endeavor, an NGO that supports high-impact entrepreneurs; and Ruder Finn, a global communications agency.