Alex is currently pursuing an M.A. at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies where she is concentrating in international economics and energy policy. She is completing her first year of studies in Bologna, Italy and will return to Washington, DC in fall 2013 for her second year.
Prior to graduate school, Alex worked as an analyst for the US federal government during which time she deployed overseas for four months. Her deployment piqued her interest in the role of the US military and Department of Defense in advancing the development and demonstration of clean energy technologies. In 2009 Alex interned in the US Senate where she shadowed the energy legislative assistant during the debate over ‘cap and trade’ legislation. Her graduate school research has focused on the intersection of foreign affairs and energy policy, with an emphasis on the geopolitical implications of the US unconventional oil and gas boom and resource governance in conflict zones.
Alex graduated with a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in 2010 where she concentrated in international politics and security studies. She is an avid lover of theatre, having most recently worked on a stage adaptation of The Omnivore’s Dilemma. In her spare time she enjoys traveling and rooting for Hoyas basketball and the Washington Nationals.