Alexander LaVake, MPH

FA Research Fund - Research Program Manager

Alexander LaVake

Alexander was drawn to the public health field as a way to promote health and wellbeing within a framework of equity and social justice. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Communications from Temple University and his Master's in Public Health from Portland State University. He most recently implemented grant-funded food access and health education programs for at-risk and homeless youth. In his role as Research Program Manager, he works to advance FARF's research priorities, including managing the grant award process and assisting with scientific initiatives. Alexander is thrilled to join the passionate FARF team and bring to this new role his drive to advance the organization’s mission.

Last year he relocated to peaceful Eugene after a decade in Portland. Alexander is an enthusiastic photographer. He also enjoys reading, travel, and cooking. He spends his free time loving on Oregon’s abundance of farms, forests, and food.