Alexa leads the RSA in the United States - overseeing Research, Fellowship, and Thought Leadership Development across key U.S. cities and regions on topics related to inclusive growth, universal basic income, economic democracy, the future of work, and creativity and education. She is currently helping to lead the RSA’s Good Work Guild to support future of work innovations for collective impact and the Future of Work Accelerator in New Jersey. An economic historian and ethnographer by background, Alexa Clay is a leading speaker and expert on subculture and innovation from unlikely places. She is the co-author of the Misfit Economy (Simon & Schuster 2015), a book that explores underground and informal innovation. She is passionate about formalizing insights and learning from social change practitioners and has contributed to theory that has pushed for the application of open source thinking in the social sector.