Alejandra del Pinal was born in Guatemala and raised in the East Bay. She grew up in the Bay Area punk scene and ended up booking and becoming co-head booker at Gilman when she was 18. She formerly worked as a cook at high end restaurants and changed career paths to work with marginalized communities in a harm reductionist capacity. She currently sings in a band called Rapid Decline and formerly sang in MRSA and No Fucks Given. In 2015, Alejandra and a group of friends formed Punks with Lunch operating out of her kitchen. That quickly changed her mindset and her goals and she eventually found work uat the Homeless Youth Alliance.