Ms. Alexander has a broad background in communications that combines study in social trends, public attitudes and communications methodology with work experience in the media, public affairs and scientific communications.
A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), Ms. Alexander has been a television news producer and writer for the local ABC affiliate in Washington, D.C. She also has worked in corporate communications, serving as corporate spokesperson and news media manager for a Fortune 500 company. She has worked for the American Association for the Advancement of Science and in biomedical research advocacy.
As an independent writer, producer, and consultant, Ms. Alexander specialized in alternative energy and environmental issues, as well as news media relations.
Ms. Alexander became Communications Director for the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, the secretariat of the U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative, in February 2003. She has completed graduate work in communications and conflict resolution at Johns Hopkins University and George Mason University.