Alex Montgomery, Segal Fellow

Alex Montgomery

2016 Heller MPP Segal Fellow

Alex Montgomery is a joint Master of Public Policy and Master of Arts in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies candidate at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management. Concentrating in behavioral health, their research interests center substance use, public health, and social policies and their intersections with the criminal justice system. Alex is the Co-President of the Master of Public Policy Student Association. Before attending Brandeis University, Alex served a one year AmeriCorps term with AIDS United doing HIV/AIDS work in Atlanta. There, they worked in a variety of departments at AIDS Atlanta, including education, volunteerism and outreach, case management, and testing and counseling services. Additionally, Alex engaged youth of all ages by mentoring student H.P.E.E.Rs (Health Promoters Educating (and) Encouraging Responsible Students) at Clark Atlanta University and speaking to middle and high school students across the Atlanta metropolitan area about HIV/AIDS awareness. Prior to their AmeriCorps service, Alex worked for two years in Washington, D.C., with the labor movement on various economic justice campaigns endorsed by the Alliance for Retired Americans and Working America, AFL-CIO. In 2012, Alex earned their bachelor’s degrees from Butler University in Spanish and Creative Media and Entertainment with a focus on Recording Arts as an Eli Lilly Endowment Scholar. While at Butler, they served in the Student Government Association as Vice President of Diversity Programming. They also participated in semester immersion programs engaging in academic and cultural experiences in parts of Panama, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Mexico. Alex is considering post-graduate scholarship in the future to continue research in the ways these arenas intersect.