Alexandra Boneo is from the Douglas, Arizona, and Agua Prieta, Sonora border communities. She has over 15 years of experience in community development in the non-profit sector. As a Douglas coalition substance abuse coordinator, she was able to serve her border community directly by coordinating local efforts to address substance abuse prevention, underage drinking, and prescription drug abuse. This has also provided her the opportunity to network with other grass roots organizations, government agencies, and other non-profit organizations to collaborate and partner in almost every prevention event in the community. She has made a significant impact in the community through her prevention efforts over the years.
Alexandra currently works for Amistades, Inc. as a Program Manager overseeing Prevencion sin Fronteras (Prevention Without Borders). This prevention program is based on a trauma-informed approach in the rural border town of Douglas, Arizona. Prevention sin Fronteras implements evidence-based curricula targeting youth vaping and marijuana use.
Alexandra also serves on the Legacy Foundation board representing Cochise county. Volunteering for her community is her passion. In the last 10 years, she has volunteered for several efforts and organizations including the Binational Health Council (COBINA), St Vincent DePaul, Douglas Area Food Bank, Douglas For Stronger Families Council, City of Douglas Budget Council, City of Douglas Library Council, Leaders Across Borders, and many others. Her mission is to serve and make her community a better place in every possible way through passion and action.
Alexandra has been a small business owner for the last several years. Blueberry Cafe is located in Douglas, Arizona and is a community cafe serving great food and local coffee products from Chiapas, Mexico. Alexandra earned her AAS degree from Cochise College in Computer Applications and is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Arizona in Informatics with an emphasis on education.