Alexa is the Director of NOAA Fisheries' Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection since November 2019 (she was Acting Director from May 2019 until her official appointment). She is currently also serving as the acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Fisheries.
Previously, Alexa served as the Deputy Chief of the Enforcement Section of NOAA General Counsel from 2012 – 2019. She also served as the Senior Enforcement Attorney for the Pacific Islands Region in Honolulu and as an Enforcement Attorney in the Headquarters office of the Section. Prior to joining NOAA, Alexa was an Associate for a firm in Washington, DC.
Alexa received a B.A. in Geography and Environmental Studies from McGill University, a J.D. from Vermont Law School, and a Masters degree in International Public Policy at The Johns Hopkins University, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.