Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
MPA

Alex Barba

MPA

Alex Barba’s background is in politics and communication. While completing her bachelor’s degree in political science at Carleton College, she interned on the Hill with then-Congressman Mark Udall’s office and later worked for the National Democratic Party in 2008, supervising the Obama/Udall efforts in three western counties in Colorado. After graduation, she returned to Washington, D.C. to work with energy lawyers on financing renewable energy projects through the Department of Energy’s Loan Guarantee Program. A lover of literature, arts, and entertainment, Alex took a detour from policy to work in script development and magazines in Los Angeles, and as a book scout in New York. She then returned to her hometown of Boulder, Colorado, to combine her interest in communications and environmental policy by working on former Vice President Gore’s Climate Reality Project.