The University of Tennessee, KnoxvilleThe Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy

Alexandra Brewer

Alexandra Brewer, GA, Political Science & Baker Center


Area of Study: Political Science

International Relations



Alexandra Brewer received her B.A. in political science from the University of Tennessee in 2007, graduating summa cum laude.  She was a member of the UT Mock Trial team and was recognized as an All-American in 2005.  While at UT, Alexandra was also a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Sigma Alpha honor societies.  In May of 2010, Alexandra received her Master’s degree in comparative politics from American University in Washington D.C.  In addition, Alexandra has interned at the U.S. Department of State in the Office of International Religious Freedom.  During her internship, she monitored and reported on religious freedom abuses in East Asia, particularly in Tibet and Xinjiang, China.  Her research interests include the role of intellectual property in research, consumer decision-making with regard to issues of energy efficiency, public opinion on climate change, and the impact of innovation clusters (high tech companies and universities) on regional economic development. Alexandra is currently working on her Ph.D. in Political Science at UTK.