Alex Canepa

Director of Policy

Alex works with policymakers across the political spectrum to develop policies that build health and wealth through food.

Alex directs Fair Food Network’s policy efforts in Michigan and works with the Fair Food Fund team to further the Fund’s policy priorities nationally. In 2020, Alex was appointed to Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Food Security Council. He also provides policy support and expert technical assistance to SNAP incentive programs across the country through the Nutrition Incentive Impact Hub.

Before joining the Fair Food Network team, Alex served as the Sustainable Food Center’s Policy Officer in his hometown of Austin, Texas. In Texas, Alex led the development and successful implementation of the SFC’s policy goals in the Texas Legislature.

Alex grows tomatoes year-round and is an avid baseball player. He holds an MSc. in History from the University of Oxford and a BS in History and Politics from Trinity College Dublin.