After graduation from the UW German department in 2008, Alexandra Duncan received an English Teaching Assistant Fellowship from the Fulbright Program, an international exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. As a Fulbright scholar, she lived in Cologne, Germany for two years before continuing her education. She holds a master’s degree in International Relations and Economics from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Her professional background includes work experience in communications at the European Commission and at a public affairs consultancy. Currently, she works at the amfori, the leading global business association for open and sustainable trade based in Brussels, Belgium.