Alex is a journalist and generally curious human being. Raised in rural Northern California by two naturalists, Alex sees value in her ability to patiently observe the world around her.

Alex is currently the news editor of the Portland Mercury, where she covers cops, city politics, civil rights, and housing issues in Oregon’s largest city.

Previously, Alex has worked as a news editor and reporter in San Antonio, TX, Washington, DC, and Eugene, OR.

In her spare time, Alex volunteers as an ESL tutor, embarks on long bike rides, sketches strangers, embroiders things, completes crosswords, and gets lost in the Oregon wilderness.