Alex earned her B.A. degree from Connecticut College in 2015, where her senior honors thesis focused on lahar inundation mapping at Redoubt Volcano. She is pursuing a Ph.D. in Geophysics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where her research has spanned a wide range of infrasound topics, from applying atmospheric modeling to investigate long-range signals (>500 km) for explosion monitoring purposes for the Alaska Volcano Observatory to modeling the acoustic source for short-range (<500 m) recordings of explosion signals. The application of a new open source atmospheric model allows her to better distinguish changes in the eruption source from changes in the atmosphere, a necessary distinction for assessing volcanic hazard in Alaska in near-real time. Using local instrumentation, she has been investigating the infrasound source mechanism for volcanic explosions, which aims to characterize explosion directionality as well as erupted mass as a function of time.