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Alex Shames (he/him)

Alex Shames

Alex is a community organizer and educator passionate about making political organizing spaces more accessible for everyone. Most recently, Alex spent 3 years doing hyper-local mobility justice organizing in neighborhoods across Boston that helped lead to the introduction of electric Bluebikes, a historic 10 miles of new safe street infrastructure in 2023, and more robust City responses to MBTA shutdowns (he also started getting recognized in public as “the Boston Cyclists Union Tik Tok guy”). Alex has a degree in Molecular Biology & Biochemistry and has also previously organized with the Sunrise Movement and Defund NPD, and also has experience teaching ESOL and Mandarin, working in Special Education, and teaching 10th grade chemistry.

In his free time, Alex likes making and seeking out art, watching horrible/amazing reality television, checking out Boston’s queer nightlife scene, and spending time with his friends and family.