Alex is a journalist and generally curious human living deep in the heart of Texas. She’s currently a staff news reporter at the San Antonio Current

Alex grew up among the redwoods in the tiny coastal town of Arcata, California. After graduating from the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism & Communication school in 2011, she worked as a reporter in Portland, Oregon13886358_1016299295105796_6054861032119784466_n covering homelessness, activist movements, and environmental issues for the Portland Mercury and Street Roots. In 2015, Alex moved to Washington, D.C. for an fellowship with the Atlantic — and eventually ended up at ThinkProgress, leading the online publication’s health coverage.

She returned to the solace of an alt-weekly newsroom shortly before the 2016 Presidential election, landing in the weirdest state during wildly unusual times.