Alexandra Kurkul

Research Associate & Project Manager

What I do

Alexandra first joined the Pardee Center as a Research Aide in 2019 when she was a graduate student at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. Her research interests include civil-military relations, intelligence analysis and strategy, and the advancement of women, peace, and security. 

Prior to her time at Korbel, Alexandra spent nearly six years in the private sector at a law firm in Boston, MA, where she helped individuals and corporate clients navigate the complex legal system of immigration. During this time, she also worked with a national security think-tank that studies emerging national security threats in order to improve long-term policymaking. Outside of work, Alexandra enjoys running, snowboarding, reading, and spending time with her dog. 


  • B.A. in Government and Psychology from Dartmouth College
  • M.A. in International Studies and Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security from the University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies