Alex is currently a program associate for the Middle East and North Africa Workforce Development Initiative and Middle East Womens Initiative and co-author on a forthcoming report on workforce development. He holds a Master of Public Administration and Master of Arts in International Studies from the University of Washington with a focus International Development Policy and Management. He has conducted qualitative research on refugees and the nonprofit sector in Jordan and the refugee resettlement system in the United States. His specializations include migration, refugees, governance, the nonprofit sector, social movements, and labor policy. He has previously lived in Morocco and Jordan.