<Outside Egypt>Brasil
<Outside Egypt>South Africa

Alexandra Martins

Originally from South Africa, Alex has lived in Brazil, the United States and the United Kingdom, where she is now based in preparation for the 2012 Forum. She recently graduated from the University of Oxford with an MPhil in Politics (Comparative Government), focusing primarily on Central African politics and power-sharing governance. She holds her Bachelors from the University of Pennsylvania in International Relations and Theatre Arts. Outside of her studies, she has taught English in Rio de Janeiro and on the Thai-Burmese border and has travelled to Kinshasa, DRC and Bujumbura, Burundi to conduct research on governance issues. She hopes to continue her travels, but also to find one continent on which to settle. Her many passions include Congolese history and politics, reading epic fantasy novels and New York City. She is especially passionate about acting and hopes to incorporate theatre into her work with human security issues in the future. - See more at: http://www.us.iofc.org/node/59331#sthash.pFuhGsmO.dpuf