Evaluation specialist and grant co-manager, UW-Milwaukee Center for International Education
Alexandria Sedar is a Peacebuilder specializing in systems thinking, developmental evaluation, international development and public health. Her work is centered in cultivating collaboration and trust among stakeholders and she has worked across disciplines and world regions. As a professional and a scholar she has worked on eviction in Milwaukee, co-creation of water systems in Guatemala’s Ixil Triangle, and the protection and the expression of indigenous knowledge in the Ecuadorian Amazon. The latter contributed to the collaborative project, Decolonizing Agriculture: A Case Study of Chakra in the Ecuadorian Amazon which was a finalist in Oxford University’s, Map the System Competition. As a first generation college student, Alexandria attributes her ability to succeed to the guidance and support of her mentors, especially those connected to University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's (UWM) McNair Scholars Program and Engineers Without Borders (EWB). She is now a mentor both in an official capacity with EWB at UWM and unofficially to her former students from when she taught Introduction to Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution at UWM. She is also the vice chair of EWB USA's committee on project monitoring evaluation and learning where she provides support and expertise to chapters throughout the US through developing resources, hosting webinars and project coaching. Alexandria received her Masters in Sustainable Peacebuilding from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) and was Advanced Opportunity Fellow from 2017-2019. She earned a BA Global Studies- Security from UWM minoring in Spanish with certificates in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution and Latin American and Caribbean Studies. She studied one year at Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Quito, Ecuador as an exchange student.