Alexa Wehsener is a graduating senior at the University of California, Berkeley studying Political Science and Public Policy. Over her time at Cal, Alexa has catered her academic interests towards the defense sector. She has participated in weapons tracking open source investigation projects with the Human Rights Center at the UC Berkeley, Boalt School of Law as well as numerous projects with the Nuclear Policy Working Group. Her most recent endeavor included co-presenting research at US Strategic Commands’ Deterrence and Assurance Academic Alliance Conference and Workshop on The Perverse Consequences of Emerging Technology.
Outside of Berkeley, Alexa has catered her experience towards both the physical and strategic sides of security. Alexa was selected for US Marine Corps Platoon Leaders Class and has participated in Officer Candidate School. In addition to military training, Alexa has worked on the International Communication and Negotiation Simulations Project at The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism aiding in the creation of wargames for federal clients. She has also participated in Army War College International Strategic Crisis Negotiation Exercises.