Alex Kremer is a second-year graduate student at the University of Pittsburgh pursuing a Master of Public and International Affairs with a major in Security and Intelligence, as well as a certificate in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies. In 2019, he graduated from Cleveland State University with bachelor’s degrees in Psychology, Sociology, and Criminology. He has previously worked for the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office in the Crime Strategies Unit, the ATF, and now interns for USAID in the Gender and Sexual Minority employee resource group. Alex has conducted research on terror management theory and the need for cognition, violent crime rates and trends, and was a part of the 2019-2020 Ridgway Center/FBI working group on racially motivated extremism and hate crimes. Following graduation from Pitt, Alex hopes to work in social policy analysis and advocacy for vulnerable populations.