Alexander Kostura

 

The Fletcher School at Tufts University
Class of 2016

 

Alex Kostura is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University. He is focusing his studies on applications of information and communications technology for democratization and sustainable development. During the academic year, Alex serves as a research assistant at the Department of Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning at Tufts University. As a Fellow with the AidData Center for Global Development, Alex will spend the summer of 2015 working with the USAID Mission in Lima, Peru to integrate geospatial data in programming and strategic planning.

Alex is a proud graduate of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and former resident of Washington, DC, where as a student and young professional he developed a passion for urban policy and planning. He was able to advance this passion into a working knowledge through completion of a certificate program in city planning at UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design in 2012. Alex’s previous work experiences in higher education and international policy think tanks inform his decision to look at urban issues through an international and interdisciplinary lens. He previously served as the Business Manager for the Department of Performing Arts at Georgetown University, where he supported cultural diplomacy projects and co-taught an undergraduate course in arts management and cultural policy. Prior to this, Alex worked at the Worldwatch Institute and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Alex was born and raised in Roanoke, VA and will always consider the Blue Ridge Mountains to be home.