Originally from Minnesota, Alex has been working in the Middle East since 2012. She spent the first years of her career rotating between nursing in Minnesota, and reporting in Yemen: documenting the post-revolution transition, the rise of the Houthis, and it’s most current war.
More recently, Alex worked in Iraq both as a photojournalist and an emergency and trauma nurse for the duration of the battle for Mosul. She was an integral part in forming Global Response Management, operating as a nurse, team lead, data collection officer, quality assessment officer, eventually moving into her role as Vice President and Director of Communications.
Alex believes in the democratization of healthcare, in finding pragmatic, realistic solutions to difficult situations, and that everyone deserves to have their voice heard. While not in the Middle East, she works as a wildland firefighter based in the Sawtooth National Forest, Idaho.