Alex is a journalist and generally curious human being — and the news editor of the San Antonio Current Her stories tackle civil rights and social issues, cut through political jargon, and challenge readers’ preconceptions. She also hates writing in about herself in the third person.13886358_1016299295105796_6054861032119784466_n

My career began while I was a student at the University of Oregon, where I covered state politics for the school newspaper, wrote for a small-town daily in Eastern Oregon, and interned at the Eugene Weekly. After graduating, I worked as a reporter in Portland, Oregon covering homelessness, social movements (read: muddy all-nighters with Occupy Portland protesters), and environmental drama for the Portland Mercury and Street Roots. In 2015, I hustled over to Washington, D.C. for a fellowship with the Atlantic — and eventually landed at ThinkProgress as a national health reporter. While in D.C., I managed to write a few pieces on the city’s criminal justice system for the weekly Washington City Paper.

In my free time, I’m usually exploring this beautiful old city by bike, getting lost in the Texas Hill Country, or making weird art.