Alex earned her J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School where she worked as a teaching assistant for noted First Amendment scholar Donald Downs. She also has a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications where she was researcher at the Tully Center for Free Speech. A proud native of Tucson, Arizona, Alex earned her undergraduate degree in journalism and French from the University of Arizona. Between college and graduate school, she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Madagascar, teaching English in rural, underserved schools. Alex is licensed to practice law in New York, the District of Columbia, and Wisconsin. 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 Madison, Wisconsin, with her husband and their three children.