Alexandra Bell is the senior policy director at the Center for Arms Control & Non-Proliferation. Previously, Bell served as the director for Strategic Outreach in the Office of the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. Before joining the State Department 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.