Alexa is a successful high-tech executive having founded HireTECH, a recruiting and consulting company focused on high-tech start-ups as well as Recruiting Labs, a web-based recruiting venture. Following her successful entrepreneurial career, Alexa shifted her focus to politics and founded Be One Texas, and she proceeded to lead multiple organizations focused on activating civic engagement and driving voter empowerment and voter turn-out. Under President Obama, Alexa was appointed to the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, and later as the U.S. Ambassador to Austria where she was awarded the “Grand Decoration in Gold with Sash” by the Austrian government”, the highest decoration for services to the country a non-national can receive. Alexa’s philanthropic passions and board seats have included organizations in the arts, homelessness, women in technology, film, girls and women’s empowerment, and under-served populations. She is currently on the board of the Salzburg Global Seminar, a think tank, and is working with the Nuclear Threat Initiative. Alexa is an avid triathlete, and in 2003, qualified for the World Triathlon Championships. She is a graduate of Stanford University.