Alexa Wehsener works as a research analyst at Technology for Global Security. Passionate about the broadening space in which emerging technologies are meeting the defense sector, Alexa focuses the majority of her work on the intersection of AI and US NC3. Alexa presented some of this work at the Project on Nuclear Issues 2019 Summer Conference held at Sandia National Labs. In addition to research, Alexa engages in project management and facilitation at Technology for Global Security.
Previously, Alexa worked on the International Communication and Negotiation Sumulations Project at The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, aiding in the creation of wargames for federal clients.
Alexa holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley with a concentration in International Relations and Comparative Politics. Over her time at Cal, Alexa participated in 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. This included co-presenting research at US Strategic Commands’ Deterrence and Assurance Academic Alliance Conference and Workshop on The Perverse Consequences of Emerging Technology as well as, being a panelist at the 2019 US Strategic Command Deterrence Symposium.