Alex has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio. During his spare time at Wooster, Alex kept busy as an arts and entertainment journalist, radio DJ, and actor in extracurricular theatre productions. He also spent a semester in the Czech Republic with SIT Study Abroad, where he studied the arts in the context of 20th-century Czech history. After graduating, he worked as a writer/editor at a public relations firm serving higher-education clients before arriving at his current position. Alex also assists the School of Art and the Kent State University Museum.