Director of Communications
Alexandra is the Director of Communications at DT. In this role, Alexandra oversees both internal and external communications, including social media, media outreach, and writing, editing, and graphic design support across DT's departments and offices.
Alexandra previously served as the Senior Communications Manager at Counterpart International, where she oversaw external relations strategy and implementation, raised the visibility of program in over 25 countries including Asia, Africa, MENA, and LAC, and worked closely with program staff to build and strengthen relationships with partners, funders, and the press. While at Counterpart, Alexandra was the recipient of the 2018 PR News Nonprofit Award for Best Blog Series for "Building Better Lives in Guatemala," a seven-part series showcasing Counterpart's food security work in the Western Highlands of Guatemala.
Prior to Counterpart, Alexandra founded and managed a communications consulting firm, Sheha Communications, which planned media tours and offered communications support to clients, including the Gates Foundation, Save the Children, and Johns Hopkins University. Over the last 12 years, she has worked for a variety of international development and global health organizations, including the U.S. Agency for International Development (the Africa Bureau and Conflict Management and Mitigation offices, both in DC), the United Nations –International Strategy for Disaster Relief, and others.
Alexandra has a M.A. in Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University and a B.A. in International Affairs from Hampshire College. She currently lives in northern Virginia with her husband, two little boys, and one very grumpy cat.