Alex hails from Youngstown, Ohio and graduated from Smith College in 2014 (B.S. Engineering Science; B.A. Environmental Science and Policy), where she was a four year ESW-Smith member and treasurer. Alex is drawn to the intersection between environmental and natural disasters, learning about hazard and risk reduction methods, and building resilient communities. Following undergrad, she worked at the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) in Oakland, CA, furthering global earthquake reconnaissance efforts, as well as collection and dissemination of post-disaster scientific data. After a stint at Apple HQ as a GIS Analyst (ask her about it, I dare you!), she joined the Research Department at the Boston catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide.
Alex finds extreme importance in the incorporation of environmental justice and the dismantling of oppressive systems within academia and STEM into all of her work, particularly by drawing the mission of ESW into all aspects of her professional career. Alex is always excited to continue developing ESW’s digital community as Technology Coordinator! Contact her with suggestions!