National Organizer for Infrastructure Development and Technology

Lex Rountree

(She/ Her)

Lex is a queer Black feminist who hails from the Baltimore suburbs on occupied Piscataway land, and is now based in Lenapehoking (Brooklyn). While in high school, Lex began as a national volunteer on the digital organizing team for Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential run, and spent the following two summers with ex-staffers working on the foundation of Brand New Congress by first overseeing logistics for a nationwide tour and later working in candidate recruitment. In college, she was one of the core organizers of the NYU Student Labor Action Movement, which ran campaigns against the use of forced labor at the Abu Dhabi campus, and the removal board of trustees members who were heavily involved in financing the displacement and disenfranchisement of Black and brown people. Lex additionally served on the coordinating committee for United Students Against Sweatshops, was an intern for DoSomething.org’s campaigns team, and devoted most of her research to Baltimore’s legacy as the roots of redlining and racial covenants, the influence of surveillance technology, the disciplined community-led efforts to reclaim the city, and relations to technology and data rooted in care rather than extraction. After working with RTTC as an intern, Lex worked for New Florida Majority (now Florida Rising), where she focused on creating community-based mapping tools and providing tech/reporting support to organizers engaging in voter contact. Outside of work, Lex enjoys obsessing over her French bulldogs, connecting with her ancestors, being a part-time film and art nerd, and living her queer crafting fantasy with her bubblegum pink sewing machine. She values good food above all and aims to bring a little sparkle to everything she does.

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