Alexis Grenell


Alexis Grenell is the co-founder of Pythia, where she leads innovative issue campaigns for workers rights’, gender equality, climate policy, and small “d” democracy. With more than 15 years of experience at the intersection of policy, politics and press, Alexis designs strategies to build consensus and drive meaningful change.

Some of her recent wins include expanding laws allowing survivors of sexual abuse to seek justice in the courts, a first in the nation moratorium on fossil fuel based cryptomining, and New York City’s new system of municipal elections called Ranked Choice Voting. After getting her start in government in the State Senate and Office of the Attorney General, she’s gone on to work on numerous political campaigns, notably Brad Lander’s successful bid for New York City Comptroller, and Zephyr Teachout’s nationally recognized campaign for Attorney General, where she lead communications strategy.

Alexis is also a columnist for The Nation where she frequently writes about gender, politics and power among other issues. Her work has also appeared in the New York Daily News, The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Daily Beast, Newsday, the New York Post, El Diario, and City & State. In 2015, she earned her Masters in Public Administration from Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA).

Born and raised in the Bronx, Alexis fondly recalls skipping class in high school to finish reading the latest and loooong Wayne Barrett investigation into government corruption.