Alex is an investigative journalist and attorney who tells stories about civil liberties on America’s college campuses. She is currently Editor-in-Chief of FIRE's Newsdesk.
She has a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications where she was a researcher at the Tully Center for Free Speech. She also holds a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School where she worked as a teaching assistant for noted First Amendment scholar, Donald Downs. A native Tucsonan, Alex earned her undergraduate degree in journalism and French from the University of Arizona. After college, she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in rural Madagascar, teaching English in area schools and collaborating with local reporters on free press and social media initiatives through the U.S. Embassy’s American Press Center in Antananarivo. Formerly based in Madison, WI, Alex is admitted to practice law in Wisconsin, New York, and the District of Columbia. She has worked as a lawyer in private practice, and as counsel for Wisconsin’s Dane County Circuit Court and Fiskars Brands, Inc.
She lives outside Washington, D.C., with her husband and their three children.