Alex Long is a Program Assistant in the Science and Technology Innovation Program at the Wilson Center, working closely with the Innovation Initiatives.  He graduated from the University of Richmond in May 2017 with a BS in Biology.  As a student at Richmond, Alex was involved with research focused on cryptic speciation of frogs in South America.  Alex also started the University of Richmond’s first, student run, healthcare review magazine: Osmosis Magazine. In the spirit of combining his interests of the hard sciences and scientific literacy, Alex earned a MS in Biomedical Science Policy & Advocacy program at Georgetown University in May 2018. 

Alex is currently working with the Citizen Science program on how to promote citizen science projects with a focus on biodiversity monitoring.  He is specifically interested in the crossroads between the environment and human health and how crowdsourcing, via citizen science, could be a vehicle for a healthier world.