Alex is currently an assistant and research associate for the Middle East and North Africa Workforce Development Initiative. He holds a Master of Public Administration and MA in International Studies from the University of Washington with a graduate certificate in International Development Policy and Management. He conducted graduated research on refugees and the nonprofit sector in Jordan and the refugee resettlement system in the United States. His research specializations include migration, refugees, governance, the nonprofit sector, social movements, and labor policy. He has previously lived in Morocco and Jordan.