Project Associate, Culturally Responsive Services
Alexandra has worked in a variety of capacities and settings, maintaining a research focus on mental/public health programming for displaced populations, as well as survivors of violence and torture. Committed to enhancing interdisciplinarity and bridging the gap between research and practice, and having lived experience of the challenges impacting diaspora, Alexandra advocates for the furtherance of equitable access to integrated health systems. Multilingual and proficient in all levels of engagement, she has supported humanitarian and development efforts from direct service provision, through to administration for global bodies, including national and international level: psychosocial program design and related research; crisis stabilization; immigration policy alignment; communications; monitoring and evaluation; education; and curriculum development. She has also worked in anti-human trafficking, post-disaster gender-based violence, and infectious disease research.
Certified in Public Health, Alexandra holds master’s degrees in clinical social work, international affairs (Middle East and modern languages emphasis), and Music (ethnomusicology emphasis) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Production. Her specialization is working with Persian-speaking populations, as well as populations from the broader Middle East/Central Asian regions. In addition to her work in the social sciences, Alexandra is a lifelong visual and performing artist and seeks to incorporate the arts into holistic human rights practice.