Kareem Alston is a digital media and communications professional who most recently served as the digital strategist at the ACLU of Northern California, where he helped promote digital storytelling and organizational engagement.

Before joining the ACLU, Kareem was director of communications at the New York Foundation. There, his responsibilities included managing the production of digital and written content, managing and editing the New York Foundation website, leading video production, and curating content for social media.

Kareem has also provided marketing, event planning, and fundraising support at the Institute for Diversity in the Arts (IDA) at Stanford University. He honed his marketing and digital engagement experience working for two well-known dance companies, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Urban Bush Women. Kareem also created the official trailer for the bestseller, “Brown is the New White,” written by Steve Philips, co-founder of PowerPac +, a social justice organization committed to building long-term political infrastructure for underrepresented communities.

Kareem graduated from Stanford University, where he received his BA in African and African American studies and his MA in African Studies.

When not working, Kareem loves to travel, catch up on movies and television (new and old), and spend time with his family in New York. He is also a proud member of the board of directors of Art in Action, a non-profit organization that provides comprehensive arts education to schools.