Born and raised in New York City, Alex attended LaGuardia Arts high school where she was a Drama major. Alex is a graduate of Brandeis University where she majored in International Studies with a concentration in Anthropology. She was a member of the varsity fencing team, during which the Brandeis women's team went undefeated in the Northeast Conferences in 2008 and 2009. She has taught both Math and English in Thailand and South Africa. Upon graduation, she lived in Washington D.C. for over a year where she interned with NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland, and on Capitol Hill for Congressman Steve Israel. She currently lives in Washington Heights and works in education.