Alix Rosenthal '91 is General Counsel and Director of Government Affairs at Sidecar, a ride-sharing startup that competes with Uber.
For over a decade, Alix has practiced law and served in local politics in the Bay Area. She has served as President of the San Francisco Elections Commission, Deputy City Attorney for the City of Oakland and as a Vice Chair of the San Francisco Democratic Party. Before joining Sidecar, Alix ran a law practice in San Francisco, assisting clients with such issues as regulatory compliance, campaigns and environmental law.
In her role at Sidecar, Alix is responsible for all of Sidecar’s legal and policy matters.
Sidecar connects every day drivers in their own car with people nearby for safe and affordable rides. In May 2014, Sidecar established Shared Rides, which matches people with a nearby rider going in the same direction, cutting the cost in half. In September, Sidecar received $15million from investors that included Sir Richard Branson. Sidecar is currently available in ten U.S. markets and will continue to expand with Alix’s help.
Alix has a BA from Northwestern University and a JD from University of Virginia School of Law.
Sponsored by the Robert ’53 and MeiLi Hefner Foundation and offered here at Webb to two current students, The Hefner Initiative aims to foster a close and positive relationship between the people of China and the US. This extraordinary 12-day summer program includes travel this year to Beijing and Suzhou—allowing for living/learning opportunities with host students and families.
Shyam Arya '18 and Ellie Canty '18 have been accepted to present a poster at the National American Chemical Society conference in New Orleans in March 2019--an extremely rare honor for high school students.
It’s November 2nd and the College Guidance office is quiet this morning—nothing like the last few days when countless numbers of panicked seniors were popping in to get their essays looked at one last time before pressing “submit.”