Alexander J. Diaz leads Crisis Response and Humanitarian Aid at Google.org, Google’s philanthropic arm. Through this role, Alex manages Google’s philanthropic efforts in response to global crises, such as natural disasters and public health emergencies, providing innovative nonprofits on the frontlines with funding and volunteers. As part of his role, Alex helped lead Google.org’s $100 million and 50K+ pro bono hours commitment to COVID-19 response globally across health and science, distance learning, and economic relief and recovery. More recently, Alex is managing the company’s philanthropic effort to advance COVID-19 vaccine equity and anticipatory action.
Previously, Alex was Chief of Staff to the global head of public policy and government relations at YouTube, and was a core member of Google’s global policy strategy team. Alex is the winner of both the Marshall and the Rhodes Scholarship awards. As a Rhodes Scholar, Alex received a Master’s of Public Policy and a Master’s of Financial Economics at the University of Oxford. Alex graduated from Harvard College Phi Beta Kappa and with highest honors in psychology where he focused his studies and research on the cognitive mechanisms that underlie unconscious race, ethnic, and gender bias, and the effects of these biases on courtroom procedures. Alex has been named to Forbes’ List of 30 Under 30 for Law & Policy. The son of Dominican and Cuban immigrants, Alex was raised in Union City, NJ