Program Associate, Science and Technology Innovation Program (STIP), Wilson Center
Junior Policy Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy
William “Alex” Long is a Program Associate in the Science and Technology Innovation Program (STIP) at the Wilson Center, working on the Center’s Innovation Initiatives. The Wilson Center is a foreign policy think tank located in Washington DC. Working at the intersection of government and academia, Alex and his colleagues bring foresight on science policy to United States policymakers while simultaneously communicating the boundaries government sets in regulating and litigating scientific innovation.
In STIP, Alex works as a project manager and scientific advisor to the largest coordinated citizen science project to date, Earth Challenge 2020. He is specifically interested in the crossroads between the environment and human health and how crowdsourcing, via citizen science, and other novel data sources could be vehicles for a healthier world.
He graduated from the University of Richmond in May 2017 with a BS in Biology. Alex also started the University of Richmond’s first, student-run, healthcare review magazine: Osmosis Magazine. In the spirit of combining his interests in the hard sciences and scientific literacy, Alex earned an MS in Biomedical Science Policy & Advocacy program at Georgetown University in May 2018.