WHO I AM

My mentors Dr. Phillip Landrigan and Gary Hirschberg, CEO of Stonyfield Yogurt, who are both extraordinary educator-advocates for public health and awareness.

I developed the Safe Lawn campaign to show  how pesticide-free lawns are easy, beautiful, and safe for pets and children.

In Hartford, with firefighters who testified about the public safety hazards of smoke from toxic chemicals in residential fires. 

MOM

  • Raised three children in Greenwich

  • Married for 23 years

ACADEMIC

  • Yale University, PhD Candidate, Environmental Studies

  • Yale University, Masters, Environmental Studies, 2014

  • University of Chicago Law School, JD, 1993

  • Wesleyan University, BA, 1988

  • Phillips Academy Andover, 1984

COMMUNITY LEADER

  • Chairman, Mount Sinai Children’s Environmental Health Center

  • Chairman, Greenwich Community Gardens

  • Founder and President, The Parity Partnership

  • Director, Greening our Children

  • Board member, Kids in Crisis

  • Board member, Just Label It

  • Board member, Putnam Indian Field School

ATTORNEY

  • Skadden, Arps, New York & Chicago 

  • Children’s Defense Fund, Washington DC

EDUCATOR

  • Co-led Parity Partnership events on economic benefits of Gender Equality.

  • Co-led first ever “Children’s Environmental March"with 250 participants.

  • Co-led “Advocacy 101” workshop with legislators, G. Town Hall.

  • Co-led “Democracy: A Harvard Case Discussion" at G. High School. 

  • Co-led “Future of Food”a panel discussion about Sustainable Food

CITIZEN-ADVOCATE

  • Created “Safe Lawns” organic lawn program for the Town of Greenwich.

  • Helped convince Board of Ed to choose an alternative to toxic crumb rubber for the Greenwich High School turf stadium field. 

  • Advocated for a bill to ban the use of Toxic Flame Retardants.

  • Brought Firefighters to Hartford to testify on this issue for the first time.

  • Testified in Hartford to ban use of Toxic Crumb Rubber on playgrounds.

  • Advocated with legislators for the Domestic Violence gun safety bill.

  • Advocated with legislators against the Anti-Choice bills in 2017. 

Paid for by the Alexandra Bergstein Committee. Peter Berg, Treasurer. Approved by Alex Bergstein.

1117 East Putnam Ave., #473

Riverside, CT 06878

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