Alexandra Hackbarth

Maxwell School of Syracuse University
Class of 2015

Alexandra Hackbarth is a Robertson Foundation for Government Fellow and a Harold Rosenthal Fellow for International Relations at the Maxwell School, where her studies have focused on the economic and political relationship between the U.S. and China.

In the fall of 2014, Alexandra studied at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Her coursework focused on China’s political, economic, and governmental structures, as well as Chinese history and culture.

Alexandra was a Rosenthal fellow in the Office of Stability and Humanitarian Affairs at the Pentagon. During her time, she drafted a decision memo for the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy in support of a UN Peacekeeping Operation; authored a paper on the Defense Department’s equities for UN peacekeeping missions; and drafted talking points and briefing materials for the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Stability and Humanitarian Affairs.

Alexandra also has an advanced degree from the Air Command and Staff College, an academic course designed for field grade officers, geared toward teaching the skills necessary for air and space operations in support of a joint campaign as well as leadership and command in the military and government arenas.

Before graduate school, Alexandra was a Legislative Assistant for Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon. Her portfolio included environment, energy, agricultural, and transportation policy. Upon graduation she plans to pursue a foreign policy and is looking for opportunities at the Department of State, U.S Trade Representative’s Office, Department of Defense, Department of Treasury, among others.