Alex studied biology at GVSU, focusing on ecology and evolution. He has spent summers studying invasive fish like round goby and silver carp, as well as wonderful native fish like lake sturgeon. Alex spent the winter of 2021 surveying for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid with the the SWxSW Corner CISMA, before becoming the CISMA coordinator in August of the same year.
As CISMA Coordinator, Alex provides information to the public about invasive species, and organizes events to raise awareness. He also works to build local partnerships and support for managing, surveying, and preventing invasive species. Having seen firsthand the impacts of invasive species, he is dedicated to protecting Southwest Michigan from the threat they pose.
Alex enjoys long walks on the beach, in the winter, looking at hemlocks. He can be reached at email@example.com