Alexandra Bell is a Senior Bureau Official with the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance at the U.S. State Department.
Previously, Bell served as Senior Policy Director at the Center for Arms Control & Non-Proliferation and Director for Strategic Outreach in the Office of the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. Before joining the Department of State in 2010, she was the Project Manager at the Ploughshares Fund and a Research Assistant for Nuclear Policy at the Center for American Progress.
Bell received a Master’s degree in International Affairs from the New School and a Bachelor’s degree in Peace, War and Defense from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. From 2001-2003, she was a Peace Corps Volunteer in southwest Jamaica. Bell is a Truman National Security Fellow, a 2012-2017 Council on Foreign Relations Term Member, a 2017 Munich Security Conference Young Leader, and a member of the Project on Nuclear Issues Mid-Career Cadre and the Younger Generation Leaders Network on Euro-Atlantic Security.
She is an alumni of the ELN’s Younger Generation Leaders Network (YGLN).