Alex is the Assistant to the Executive Vice President of Initiatives of Change International. Originally from South Africa, she has lived in Brazil, the United States and the United Kingdom, where she is now based. In 2012, she served as the Communications Director for the Caux Forum for Human Security. She completed an MPhil in Politics (Comparative Government) from the University of Oxford in 2011, focusing primarily on Central African politics and power-sharing governance. She holds her Bachelors from the University of Pennsylvania in International Relations and Theatre Arts. Outside of her studies, she has taught English in Rio de Janeiro and on the Thai-Burmese border and has travelled to Kinshasa, DRC and Bujumbura, Burundi to conduct research on governance issues.