Research Fellow, International Climate Governance at Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations
Living in Paris, France
Alexandra was born in Texas to a multi-cultural family (French father and Bolivian-German-Russian mother), and grew up in Colombia and Costa Rica. The beauty and fragility of neo-tropical nature ignited (and continues to fuel) her commitment to environmental protection. Alexandra earned a Bachelor’s degree from Princeton University in anthropology and environmental studies, and Master’s degrees on climate change policy and international affairs at Yale University.
Alexandra is passionate about bringing about more ambitious, integrated, and coherent responses to the dual climate change and biodiversity loss crises, and is delighted to be working precisely on this at the Paris-based think-tank IDDRI, at the interface of science and international climate policy. While she has worked so far mostly at the international scale (previously as a climate negotiator for Costa Rica, a researcher on the Paris Agreement at IDDRI in support of the COP21 French Presidency, and an analyst on Amazon zero-deforestation supply chains at Environmental Defense Fund), her various ethnographic and conservation experiences ‘on the ground’ in Costa Rica, Peru and France make her yearn to meaningfully combine local and global scales in future years.