Assistant to the Director

Assistant to the Director

Alexandra Johnson

Alexandra Johnson is a graduate student in John Jay's International Crime and Justice M.A. program. Prior to graduate school, she spent four years working as an OSINT analyst and supervisor at the Western Jihadism Project -- a government-funded social sciences lab based out of Brandeis University in Massachusetts. Her work there primarily focused on researching the network structure of Islamist extremist organizations as well as the crime-terror nexus. She is also an HSI-trained human trafficking trainer and a founding member of the Global Strategic Operatives for of the Eradication of Human Trafficking, which was initiated at the United Nations in 2018 and has since championed a national pilot program to train healthcare systems in identifying and responding to trafficking situations. Her research interests primarily revolve around the social network structure of various criminal organizations, with specific focus on transnational human trafficking networks. She is also highly interested in how migration intersects with human trafficking, particularly as it relates to refugees and asylum seekers.