Alexis Fernández Garcia

  • Senior Program Director, Safety Net, Code for America

Alexis is Senior Program Director responsible for leading Code for America’s social safety net portfolio. Previously, Alexis was the CalFresh and Nutrition Branch Chief at the California Department of Social Services where she was responsible for the largest SNAP program in the country and led several initiatives to improve program access, streamline benefit delivery, expand work opportunities, and increase CalFresh participation. Before that, she was the Policy Director at the First 5 Association of California and the Director of Legislation at California Food Policy Advocates. She received her Master of Social Work with an emphasis on management and planning from UC Berkeley and a BA in Ethnic Studies from UC San Diego. She lives in Sacramento, CA