Alexandra Raphel is a Master in Public Policy Candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School where she studies international political and economic development, with a regional interest in South Asia. Prior to moving to Boston, she worked for a Department of Defense organization that promotes foreign direct investment and business development in Afghanistan. As the daughter of a Foreign Service Officer, Alexandra spent much of her childhood overseas, which shaped her interest in international news from an early age. She has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Chicago.