Alix has over 7 years of experience researching and supporting the use of data and technology for social change. Her background in media studies graduate research focused on how new media played a role in facilitating opposition politics in repressive contexts. While conducting this research, she worked at the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) developing projects and working to influence organizational technology planning. She has worked with groups like Tactical Tech and Mobile Active designing data capacity development programming, and mobile security strategies for activists and journalists respectively. She holds an M.A. in Media Studies from University of Oslo and a B.A. from Colorado College, and sits on the board of directors of HURIDOCS.