Yonina Alexander practiced union-side labor law at McCracken, Stemerman & Holsberry, LLP and before that, civil rights and employment law at Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, both in San Francisco. Prior to practicing, she clerked for the Honorable Roslyn O. Silver of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. She also served as a legal fellow at the Center for Justice and Accountability in San Francisco, where she worked with victims of torture and other human rights violations to bring claims in federal court under the Alien Tort Statute and Torture Victim Protection Act. Yonina received her B.A. from Johns Hopkins University in Philosophy and International Relations, and her M.A. in International Relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she was an active member of the Human Rights Clinic and focused primarily on corporate accountability for human rights violations.