Alex Simpkins is a first year Political Communications student in the School of Public Affairs. His interests include environmentalism, economics, and consumer advocacy. His past professional experiences include education and advocacy work with a Maryland Wildlife Center and the Lung Cancer Alliance in Washington, DC. Although he spent much of his life overseas, as the child of two U.S. diplomats with the U.S. Foreign Service, Alex considers Washington, DC to be his hometown. He plans to pursue a career in political campaign work and advocacy.