Xavier Morales, PhD, MRP is the Executive Director of The Praxis Project, where he seeks to support basebuilding and powerbuilding community organizations to transform systems, policies, structures, practices, and environments to support equity and racial justice.  Xavier is a longtime advocate for community-driven initiatives to achieve health equity and environmental justice. Xavier currently serves on the board of the Urban Peace Initiative and the City of Berkeley’s sugar-sweetened beverage tax expert panel. Xavier, a former Peace Corps volunteer (Hungary), is originally from Sanger, California, and studied environmental sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, and city and regional planning at Cornell University.