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Alex serves as US policy and advocacy officer with GHTC leading congressional outreach, policy development, and legislative analysis to support the US advocacy work of the coalition. Before joining GHTC, Alex worked for almost six years in the Science and Technology Innovation Program (STIP) at the Wilson Center, a quasi-federal foreign policy think tank in the heart of DC. Alex’s Wilson Center career started as an intern where he advanced to assistant, associate, and finally to senior associate before leaving to join GHTC.

At the Wilson Center, Alex served as a global health subject matter expert and a COVID-19 expert at the height of the pandemic. Through hosting events, publishing articles, creating media products, forging new partnerships, and facilitating high level dialogues, Alex gained expertise navigating the nexus of global health security and emerging technologies. Aside from his global health work, Alex also conducted significant research on open science practices as well as congressional outreach and education on the topics of AI, cybersecurity, and blockchain.

In parallel to his career, Alex was elected as a Junior Policy Fellow at the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) in 2020 and asked to stay on as a Continuing Policy Fellow in 2022. He also was named on Out in National Security’s 2021 LGBTQIA+ New Voices in National Security & Foreign Policy list.

Alex received his Master of Science in Biomedical Science Policy and Advocacy from Georgetown University and his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Richmond. In his free time, Alex enjoys baking, cooking, and hiking.

Blog posts written by Alex

Total of 3 blog posts

March 28, 2024

March (budget) madness: Stagnant spending package and muted budget request point to uphill battle ahead

Months of tense congressional negotiations stretching nearly six months over schedule finally concluded with the signing of a FY24 spending package in the same month President Joe Biden released his budget proposal for FY25. GHTC breaks down what this all means for global health R&D.

November 28, 2023

Report provides insight into USAID health R&D programs; shows increase in funding and projects supported but remaining needs

GHTC breaks down the details of US Agency for International Development (USAID)'s recently released report to Congress on its global health research and development (R&D) programs for fiscal year 2023, which shows both important increases in base funding as well as remaining gaps in investment.

July 26, 2023

What’s the status of PAHPA and why does it matter for global health?

GHTC breaks down where negotiations stand on this must-pass preparedness legislation, what is expected next, and why it matters for global health research.