B.A., International Diplomacy, West Virginia University
Alexander was born and raised in Baltimore but moved to attend West Virginia University. He graduated in 2016 with a B.A. in International Diplomacy and a minor in Religious Studies. He then accepted a position with Peace Corps Paraguay as an Economic Development Volunteer; where he stayed for two years, until being evacuated to the US at the start of the pandemic.
Since returning to the States, Alexander has worked in a variety of roles at the Lord Baltimore Center for Triage, Respite, and Isolation (TRI Center). These duties have included: tracking data, advising on internal policy, impromptu interpretation for the Spanish-speaking residents, and caring for the human needs of residents in quarantine. It was here that he became involved in the formation and operation of the TRI Center’s Haven, a long-term shelter for those at risk for severe disease caused by COVID-19.
Because of the unique nature of the TRI Center’s Haven, there is a need to perform in-depth research on the impact this model has on those it serves. Alexander is currently working as a research assistant with FRI to enroll Haven residents in such a study so that the model may be improved and possibly replicated in other cities