Alex Casendino is a 2nd year MPP student focusing on machine learning, mathematics, and policy to build safer communities. Prior to Jackson, he studied Arabic in the Middle East and later worked with emergency management teams during the COVID-19 pandemic. Alex has five years of research and policy experience supporting clients in the national security space, including the U.S. Navy and U.S. Department of State. He currently supports a technology startup, Klarety, that assists relief organizations during humanitarian disasters.