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I am a PhD Candidate and SPEC Lab Director at USC, CDIP Fellow at CSULB, and Adjunct Faculty at OCC and  CSUDH.

In every aspect of my work, I most enjoy engaging with students. As director of USC's Security and Political Economy Lab, I get to work with over thirty impressive undergraduates on policy-relevant social science research. Through USC's Center for International Studies, I am able connect students based on their skills and interests with faculty mentors in the Political Science & International Relations Department.  At Orange Coast College, our global studies program and political science department are committed to the success of our students beyond the classroom. Once a student of mine, I'm always here as a resource: feel free to book my office hours here

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Political Science & International Relations


International Studies- African Studies


Political Science & International Relations

PhD (in progress)

Political Science & International Relations

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Lab Director

As director of the SPEC Lab, Alix manages 30+ undergraduate research assistants: handling recruitment, advising and the administrative functions of the lab. She also works with two research projects, as a lead on the Power Sharing team and the PI of her Education, Conflict, and Aid Allocation project.

PhD Candidate 
URA Coordinator

Alix is a PhD candidate in the Political Science and International Relations (POIR) department at the University of Southern California. Her dissertation considers the determinants of foreign aid in the context of public service provision. She also works for the Center for International Studies connecting students with faculty mentors in research. 

Adjunct Faculty

As an adjunct at Orange Coast College, Alix relaunched the Global Studies program and teaches a variety of course in Political Science including but not limited to American Government, International Relations, Current Issues, and Comparative Politics.  

Adjunct Faculty

As a visiting Adjunct  Professor, Alix is teaching one core Global Politics course and one upper division Comparative Politics seminar. 

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CDIP Fellow
GFP Program Director 

Alix is a current CSU Chancellors Doctoral Incentive Program Fellow working with CSU Long Beach at the Global Studies Institute. There, she is re-designing the Global Fellows Program and is also conducting research on the CSULB-CC transfer pipeline

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