Alexandra Bell served at the State Department from 2010 to 2017, most recently as senior advisor to the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. She is now the Senior Policy Director at the Council for a Livable World. Before joining the State Department, Bell 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. Bell is a Truman National Security Fellow, a Term Member with the Council on Foreign Relations, a 2017 Munich Security Council Young Leader, a member of the Project on Nuclear Issues Mid-Career Cadre and a member of the Younger Generation Leaders Network on Euro-Atlantic Security.