Alejo Rodriguez Zealous
Alejo is the Director of Collaborative Advocacy at Zealous and oversees the intersectionality of Zealous’ collaborations with social justice practitioners and the communities they serve with a focal point to ensure the integrity of human-centered engagement strategies as a means of actualizing true community-based advocacy. He is also a Catalyst for Change Fellow at Center for Institutional and Social Change. Alejo is an advocate, teacher, and poet, whose work appears in OUTLAW BIBLE OF AMERICAN POETRY and DOING TIME: 25 YEARS OF PEN PRISON WRITER AWARDS. He serves as a Board Member for Gideon’s Promise, the Broadway Advocacy Coalition, and the Parole Preparation Project. Alejo’s odyssey through the New York State prison system, including his struggles with parole and legal discoveries were published in the September 2019 CUNY Law Review issue.