Alexandra Nieuwsma graduated summa cum laude from Westmont College with a BA in political science. She was formerly a fellow at the John Jay Institute and has worked as a research assistant for Senior Fellow and George P. Shultz Distinguished Scholar Abraham Sofaer at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Alexandra was named the Outstanding Senior 2017 by the political science faculty of Westmont College. Currently, Alexandra is working as a research assistant in Washington, DC. When she’s not researching or writing, she enjoys playing the harp and piano, and composing music.