Alex spent almost 15 years working for national and regional non-profit cancer patient advocacy organizations. She took a break during that time to go to graduate school and received her MA in Material Anthropology in 2003 from University College London. She received her BA in Anthropology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. In 2010 Alex took her only turn in the for-profit sector and was the bookkeeper for a for-profit company for four years.
Alex began working at HVWS when she moved to Connecticut in 2013. She is at the tail end of renovating her 100-year-old house with her family and so she primarily moves rocks around the yard in her spare time.