Council on Accreditation
Alex Tereshonkova is a Data Analyst at the Council on Accreditation for Children and Families. They have previously served as Building Compliance Unit Data Analytics Manager at the NYC Department of Homeless Services. They have completed their Master of Arts in Human Rights Studies at Columbia University, with a concentration in children's rights. Their thesis examined the intersectionality of children's rights and sexual rights in human rights law using the case study of LGBT children in Russia. They received their joint Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University and the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy in Women's and Gender Studies and Planning and Public Policy where they wrote their thesis on the disproportionality of African-American kids in America's foster care system. They graduated with highest honors and were the recipient of several prestigious scholarships including the Academic Achievement Award, Voorhees Fellowship, and the Laden-Goldstein Scholarship. Alex has worked and studied in NY, NJ, Germany, and Ghana. They are fluent in both English and Russian. In their free time, Alex organizes the NYC Dyke March and the Emergency Release Fund for transgender inmates in NYC.