Alexa is the Director of the NOAA Fisheries Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection. In this role, Alexa leads the development and coordination of NOAA Fisheries’ international fisheries policy and negotiating positions in multilateral international fora and fisheries bilateral meetings with foreign nations. She promotes international engagement and cooperation to ensure sustainable fisheries management on a global scale. Prior to her current position, Alexa was the Deputy Chief of the Enforcement Section of NOAA General Counsel. She previously 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 master’s degree in international public policy at The Johns Hopkins University, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.