Prior to joining IWHC in November 2009, Alex led the international advocacy program at IPPF/Western Hemisphere Region. She focused on SRRH, HIV and AIDS, and women’s rights at the United Nations and in Latin American regional conferences, and represented North America on the UNAIDS Program Coordinating Board’s NGO Delegation. During her time with IPPF/WHR, Alex also helped to build the capacity of partners in Latin America and the Caribbean to advocate for their sexual and reproductive rights in international decision-making fora. Before moving to New York, she was the Mexico Program Officer at ARTICLE 19, The Global Campaign for Free Expression, where she implemented a project on access to information and the sexual and reproductive rights of young people. An activist committed to advancing women and young people’s rights, Alex formed part of Decidir (Choice: Youth Coalition for Sexual Citizenship), where she protested, wrote, and advocated for young people’s rights to safe and legal abortion in Mexico City prior to the liberalization of the law. Alex has also worked at the Mexican Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and with the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations. She holds a B.A. in International Relations from Boston University and an M.A. in the Theory and Practice of Human Rights from Essex University.