Alexandra Bjerg

Staff Reporter

Alexandra Bjerg has a unique Danish and Colombian heritage and a love for the game of soccer (or "football" as her countrymen refer to it). She is an avid writer for California Forward and is passionate in particular about the efforts of the state to realign its prison population, specifically where juvenile offenders are concerned. She also covers education and matters related to open government and transparency at both the state and local levels.

Alexandra is fluent in Spanish and holds bachelor's degrees in politics and international relations from the University of San Francisco.


VIDEO: Long Beach lets citizens decide how to spend piece of infrastructure dollars
Participatory budgeting program will allocate $250,000 Read More

Fixing startup diversity gap vital to California economy
Only 8 percent of startup founders are women Read More

VIDEO: Aging California-Mexico border infrastructure costs $7 billion in economic activity
San Diego and Tijuana share the world's busiest crossing Read More

VIDEO: California-Mexico partnership boosts cross-boundary economy
Mega-region creates $200 billion annually  Read More

Report: Closing California’s racial education gap key to regional economies
Troubling pattern seen in African American higher education levels Read More

Hispanic-owned businesses fueling the economic recovery in California
Hispanic-owned businesses contribute a whopping 650,000 jobs Read More

Tech accelerator lends Latino entrepreneurs a helping hand
Less than 1 percent of venture-backed startups Latino-founded Read More

Grameen America micro-lends small businesses toward success
Teresa is just one of more than 16,000 women nationwide Read More

Key provision of immigration bill important to Silicon Valley high-tech jobs
Immigration bill with startup visa initiative moves forward Read More fights infrastructure woes with crowdfunding creates an online campaign allowing individuals to donate directly to the project Read More

Demand for highly educated workforce on collision course with demographics
California's workforce depends on educational achievement of Latinos Read More

San Francisco lends hand & money to local small business
Capital is on the way to SF Read More

Video: California’s rapidly changing demographics a double-edged sword
California faces an estimated shortage of one million college educated workers Read More

The path to more jobs may be some good eats
For a small fee, cooks can rent space to create their tasty treats Read More

Latinas among hardest hit by Great Recession
Hispanic women are among the most disproportionately affected says new report Read More

Getting startup money a problem for many, especially the farmer
Nonprofit offers small farm loans & entry into California's agriculture economy Read More

San Francisco, notorious for business regulations, opens up one-stop permit shop
Refined permitting rewards entrepreneurs  Read More

California homemade food law opens up tasty small business opportunities
Streamlining regulations never tasted sweeter Read More

Silicon Valley reacts to immigration bill loosening restrictions on high-skilled STEM workers
High-tech business community applauds effort to close tech & science skills gap Read More

California small business loans paid down with swipe of credit card
Loan program opens up capital by allowing loan payment based on sales Read More

Farmworkers turned into farm owners in California training program
Program targeting Latinos filling gap left by aging California farmers Read More

Applying for SF Enterprise Zone tax credit? There’s a web app for that
Local economy should benefit from streamlined biz tax credit Read More

What’s hindering womens small business boom in California economy?
Women-owned businesses growing faster than average but still face barriers Read More

SBA hits on capital idea for California Hispanic entrepreneurs
Getting capital to fastest growing segment of small businesses critical to California economy Read More