Director, Individual Rights Defense Program
Alex is an attorney and a journalist whose approach to defending student and faculty rights blends trusted legal strategy and the power of public interest reporting. She leads FIRE’s Individual Rights Defense Program, a team of attorneys and advocates who help people of all political and ideological persuasions facing civil liberties threats on American college campuses.
Alex is a member of the First Amendment Lawyers Association. She has a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School, a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, and has trained at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She graduated with honors from the University of Arizona in her hometown of Tucson, majoring in journalism and French. She was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Madagascar, where she taught English in rural, underserved schools.
Alex is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia, New York, and Wisconsin, where she lives with her husband and their three children.