Erina Alejo (they/them/siya) is an artist, researcher, and educator whose work incorporates performativity, social practice, and public space to center and respond to care, community action, and cultural preservation. They are a third-generation renter with family, documented through A Hxstory of Renting (2015 -), their long-term multiplatform project and first photography book (clamshell press and Katalog Projects, 2020). Alejo has presented at Kearny Street Workshop, American Studies Association, Association for Asian American Studies, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and Filipino American National Historical Society. Alejo has also had their work acquired by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Alejo administers grants for the Office of the Vice President for the Arts at Stanford University and lives with family in San Francisco’s Excelsior District.