Our Team



Gina Cooper


In addition to leading Cooper Strategies, Gina has deep roots in the startup community as Co-Founder of Onramp, Director of Strategic Relationships at Edge Driven, Mentor at Runway SF, Public Policy Advisor for LeanStudio and Weed Club, and Advisor to Startup Policy Lab, Global EIR Coalition and CivicMakers.

She is also the Founder of Netroots Nation and currently serves on its Board of Directors. Gina is also a former political analyst featured on CNN, served on President Barack Obama’s Committee for Technology, Media and Telecommunications and was named a 40 Under 40 in Politics. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, China Times, SF Chronicle and others, as well as in several books. Before moving to CA in 2004, Gina was a high school science teacher in Memphis, TN.


Alexander Quen


Alex brings a wealth of entrepreneur and social venture experience to Cooper Strategies. In addition to his work with Cooper Strategies, Alex  is a Co-Founder and Analyst for Onramp. He has served as a Business Development Manager for People Connect Staffing and has been a Marketing Consultant for Runway SF.

Other social venture experience includes Digital Marketing Consultant for Community Boost, Program Manager for SOLO Eyewear and Social Entrepreneurship Mentor for Hansen Summer Institute. Alex was Co-Founder of Teff Social Venture which developed a low-cost mechanical thresher for Ethiopian teff farmers.

Alex graduated from San Diego State University where he double majored in Business Management and Psychology.