Alexandra Jacobs is deeply committed to the holistic advancement of social justice and human rights, and brings a diverse academic and professional background which reflects that dedication. She joined the Law Office of Robert B. Jobe from the field of public sector consulting, where she spent five years working with government and non profit agencies to improve a wide range of programs and systems that serve vulnerable populations, including child and family welfare, criminal and juvenile justice, mental and behavioral health, public health, education, workforce development, and housing and homelessness services.
Previously, Alexandra worked with a legal non profit advocating for the rights of women and families touched by the criminal justice system, conducted research around the effectiveness of accommodations for individuals with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) in the California and federal court systems, and served as a tutor and substitute teacher for at risk and developmentally disabled youth.
Alexandra obtained her law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law, where she researched potential asylum cases for the Gender and Refugee Law Clinic, served as Submissions Editor for the Race and Poverty Law Journal, and spent a semester in Milan, Italy studying international law and policy. She received her Bachelor's of Arts in Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley, where she spent a semester studying in Bahia, Brazil, and was selected undergraduate speaker for her department commencement.
Alexandra speaks conversational Brazilian Portuguese and looks forward to deepening her beginner's Spanish language skills. Outside of the social justice arena, her greatest accomplishments are running San Francisco's Bay-2-Breakers race and learning how to bake her own bread.