Since 1998, Alex has served in leadership roles with the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) where she has created and implemented strategic vision plans for a variety of that agency’s programs and policies, including the national headquarters Congressional Affairs Office, the Pacific Southwest Region’s External Affairs program and also the USFWS response to the California Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan.
Prior to her positions with the USFWS, Alex served as a senior staffer in the US Congress in Washington, DC for seven years. Alex served as the USFWS Pacific Southwest Region’s Deputy Regional Director from 2010-2017. She is currently the region’s Chief of Leadership and Employee Engagement where she works to create a more equitable and inclusive environment for the 900 US Fish and Wildlife employees in California and Nevada.
A 4th generation Californian, Alex grew up enjoying the natural world in California and the West. She has a bachelor’s degree in Botany and Geography from Portland State University and Master in Forest Science from the Yale School of the Environment. She completed the Senior Executive Program at Harvard University in 2014. Alex lives in Fair Oaks with her husband and many animals. She is the mother of 3 young adult children.