Prior to transferring to Harvard College, Alexander received his Associate Degree from Northwestern Michigan College and served a six-year enlistment with the Navy. In the Navy, he operated and maintained the 5-inch Gun Weapon System aboard the USS Carney (DDG 64), serving on five Sixth Fleet deployments and participating in Operation Odyssey Lightning in 2016. Between the Navy and his own personal travels, he has lived in Spain for about 3.5 years and visited over 25 different countries. At Harvard, Alexander is concentrating in Government with a focus in foreign policy, and his secondary is in Economics. Alexander hopes to attend law school and business school following graduation. Some of his hobbies include learning about different world cultures, hiking, playing the piano, playing basketball and tennis, landscape photography, and drinking fair trade coffee. He is proficient in Spanish and can speak some Italian.