Hailing from NYC, Alexandra has a B.A. Honors in International Relations from Stanford University, where she is delving further into her regional specialization quantitative/qualitative research training through an M.A. in African Studies with a concentration in political economy and security. Her primary focus is on public service delivery reform and public-private partnerships in West Africa.
As an undergraduate, Alexandra also studied conflict and post-conflict development economics through programs at Oxford and Hebrew Universities. Supported by Stanford grants, she conducted research in West Africa for her B.A. Honors Thesis, Measuring government reform progress in post-conflict states: A comparative case study of Sierra Leone and Liberia.
Alex has also pursued her interest in topics such as poverty eradication, gender-based violence, infectious disease, food security, and political accountability across sub-Saharan Africa through work as a Stanford research assistant; RTI research intern; USAID policy intern; SIG International Fellow at Ghana’s Center for Democratic Development; and Stanford Graduate Teaching Assistant for Global HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria.
Following graduation, Alexandra will conduct health research in East Africa, work for IRC-Somalia as a 2014-2015 Princeton in Africa Fellow, and eventually pursue social impact investing in the developing world and return to school for an MBA/Ph.D.