Alex is a third-year Ph.D. Candidate at Taubman College of Architecture and Urban and Regional Planning. Her research interests include how aspects of cities impact resettlement outcomes in the U.S. refugee resettlement program. Prior to joining the Ph.D. program, Alex worked as a Research Associate at the Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab at the University at Buffalo where she collaborated with colleagues on research centered around how the built environment impacts health. She has conducted research in the United States and Kashmir.