Alex Mayer


Alex Mayer

Alexandra Mayer is a student at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Her passion for intersectional environmentalism blossomed during her undergraduate career at UConn, during which time she lived and worked on a farm and was sponsored to attend the COP21. Since graduating magna cum laude, Alexandra has lived in Ecuador and Costa Rica where she worked for the nonprofit Abriendo Mentes as the Communications Coordinator. Alexandra currently works for A Soft Idea as the Director of Advertising and is a Co-PI under Dr. Bowen of Santa Clara University. Since starting at SAIS, Alexandra has provided a policy brief to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) prior to the COP25 advocating for an increase in local leadership. She has also presented interdisciplinary research projects on climate change and human rights, such as “Promises, Pitfalls and Redemption: The Potential Role for Renewable Energy in Addressing Chilean Unrest”, “Guatemala, Agriculture and the Impact of Climate Change on Survival Migration” and “Blue Gold, Green Gold and Five Severed Heads Rolling onto the Dance Floor: How Water Scarcity and the Avocado Boom are Aiding Mexico’s Most Notorious Cartels.” As a Peace Fellow for the Advocacy Project, Alexandra will support the work of civil societies in Colombia addressing unrest through environmentalism.



04 Aug

The Overlooked Perpetrator and the Unsung Heroes: How Climate Change Drives Violence Against the Land Rights Defenders who are Protecting Us All

When It Rains it Pours Gardeners know the paradox: dry soil does not effectively absorb

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Posted Aug 04, 2020

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12 Jul

Climate Change and Conflict in Meta, Colombia: Coca Cultivation

I. Flooding Weather historian Christopher Burt claims that Puerto Lopez in Colombia’s Meta department is

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Posted Jul 12, 2020

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26 Jun

From Black Lives Matter to Colombia

Anderson Arboleda Anderson Arboleda never made it to twenty. Five days before George Floyd’s murder,

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Posted Jun 26, 2020

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18 Jun

Rejecting Normal

An Imperfect Ally I came of age during the Occupy Wall Street movement. At first,

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Posted Jun 18, 2020

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