As the former Director of Policy and Research at Demand Abolition, Alex helped policymakers identify best practices in sex buyer accountability and demand reduction, informed by research data and real-world programs. Alex has over 10 years of experience researching and developing policy solutions that address commercial sexual exploitation in the US, with a special focus on buyer accountability.
He received his PhD in applied sociology from Baylor University, and has led various research teams studying youth victimization experiences and men’s sex-buying behavior. Before joining Demand Abolition, Alex served as Executive Director of youthSpark, where he led policy advocacy efforts to improve buyer accountability practices. As a CEASE Network (Cities Empowered Against Sexual Exploitation) coordinator, he worked closely with law enforcement agency partners on demand reduction strategies throughout metro Atlanta.