Hi, I'm Alex.

As a humanist, I’ve spent a lot of time learning how to ask questions that reveal hidden truths. It’s one of the most essential skills I’ve mastered. I received my B.A. from Stanford University and my Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, where I wrote about new feelings and old ideologies in the United States.

Since then, I’ve gone on to become a brand strategist, content consultant, growth marketing director, and executive editor for several magazines. 

I design powerful stories with simple words. With enough luck and grace, I can help anyone turn difficult ideas into messages that really matter.

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Stanford University B.A.

English with Honors, Phi Beta Kappa

University of Chicago, Ph.D.

English Language and Literature


Founding Partner, Careerprint

Change management, leadership, and innovation consulting for organizations and individuals 

Content Manager, Imagination Publishing

Client and content lead for magazines, books, and digital content

Brand Strategist, Jell Creative

Branding, content strategy, UI research, and project management for a boutique web agency

Lector, University of Chicago

Little Red School House (writing center), Advanced Professional and Graduate Writing

Special Projects Editor, NORC

Freelance work on grants, policy memos, articles, and presentations in the social sciences and public health

Content Consultant, State Matters

Pro bono work on articles, grants, video scripts, and strategic outreach for a civic education nonprofit 

Other Projects

Insigniam Quarterly

2018 - 2020

Stuck In The 19th Century

Dissertation, on race and feeling in the United States


Human-centered leadership and career consulting

My credentials.

Let’s talk.

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