Alexa Pinto is a Program Associate at the Stevens Initiative, where she supports the Initiative’s 2023 grant portfolio and competition. Alexa most recently worked as a Program Associate for the American Association for the Advancement of Science, where she assisted in curating professional development programs for scientists and engineers in the federal government. Prior to that, Alexa supported the Education department at the National Geographic Society and the Bolder Advocacy team at Alliance for Justice. A New York native, Alexa graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a BA in Anthropology. There she focused on sociocultural anthropology and historical archaeology, and conducted research in South America and the United States. In her free time, Alexa enjoys reading, trying new restaurants, and spending time with her enormous dog, Hugo.