Alexandra has previously served as a career national security leader, in the political arena, and in issue advocacy. Alexandra worked at the Office of Naval Intelligence from 2004-16, where she led the Intelligence Community analytic effort to disrupt arms smuggling and the proliferation of WMD by sea. She also served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, where she developed policies to prevent the politicization of intelligence analysis. In 2018, she made history as the first openly transgender candidate for Congress from Massachusetts, and has served as a public advocate for transgender equality, community healthcare, and in the Voter Choice Massachusetts movement to adopt ranked choice voting in Massachusetts’s elections. She graduated from Brown University with an A.B. in International Relations, and received her law degree from Brooklyn Law School.