Alexander has a BA in creative writing; a M.Ed. form Lesley University in museum and informal education; and an Executive Certificate in Environmental Communications from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University.
He began his career in a local history museum in Anacortes, Washington but returned to Massachusetts in 2004 to take on the role of Outreach Coordinator at the Worcester Art Museum, where he grew the museum’s visibility through community partnerships and federally funded school-based initiatives.
As a lifelong bird watcher and naturalist, he followed this passion and made the professional shift to the science and environment sector. First at the EcoTarium: a museum of science and nature, then in land conservation with Mass Audubon and the Trustees of Reservation where he worked in public programs, audience development, communications and education.
In 2018 he took a geographic leap and accepted a 1-year Peace Corps Response position in Malawi as a Communications and Outreach Specialist, working with the US Forest Service and African Parks to lend technical expertise designing exhibits and tourism planning inside Malawi’s oldest park, the Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve. After his Peace Corps service, he took a position with the US Forest Service doing exhibit design, interpretation, and tourism planning both domestically and internationally. He began a full time affiliate position with NOAA Fisheries in February 2021 as the Communications and Outreach Specialist with a focus on stock assessments.