Caroline Alexander graduated from McGill University in 2015 with First Class Honors, double majoring in international development and Russian language and literature.  Prior to her time at Yale, she worked for a government affairs firm in Washington, D.C., and a public sector consulting firm, focused on federal nuclear science and technology policy and health care policy. At Yale, Caroline studied U.S-Russia relations and the use of national identity as a foreign policy tool. Her areas of research included affective dynamics and emotional weaponization, information warfare and disinformation, and Arctic policy, among others. She is a 2021 Presidential Management Fellowship finalist and plans to join the U.S. federal government after graduation.