Alex Sweetser joined Triangle in 2020 and brings several years of experience in salmon recovery, stakeholder engagement and public outreach, tribal treaty rights and government-to-government relations, environmental justice, and environmental education. Alex is passionate about the interdisciplinary linkage between environmental science and policy and facilitating fair and knowledgeable decision-making between multi-party groups. In this space, they enjoy learning about the socio-ecological background of environmental issues to find solutions that promote the long-term wellbeing of landscapes and communities while addressing historic and ongoing environmental injustice. As a member of the Facilitation and Public Involvement team, Alex currently works with local, state, and tribal governments to facilitate statewide coordination and communication of salmon recovery efforts.
Alex holds an M.M.A from the University of Washington’s School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, as well as a B.A. in Psychology and Brain Sciences from Boston University. Their graduate work involved qualitative interview research with members of the public, local, state, and federal governments, and tribal staff to promote equitable social and salmon recovery outcomes in decision-making. Prior to joining Triangle, Alex worked conducted research on improving coordination on salmon habitat recovery and hatchery management as a Sea Grant Hershman Fellow for the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission.
In their free time, Alex loves listening to musicals, story-driven podcasts, exploring Washington parks, and biking on coastal trails.