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Alexander Wowra
Communication and Multimedia officer

At OpenGeoHub, Alexander supports OpenGeoHub’s communications and business development activities. Specific tasks include but are not limited to:

  • managing and designing websites, devising and executing social media strategies, 
  • representing OpenGeoHub and other affiliated businesses with international institutions and partner organizations
  • helping with the organization and multimedia setup of events including OpenGeoHub summer schools, hackathons and workshops,
  • producing video and multimedia materials



MSc, National University of Singapore (Applied GIS)
MA, University of Southern California (Journalism)
BA, San Diego State University (International Security & Conflict Resolution)

Alex has a background in multimedia journalism, communications, applied GIS, as well as international affairs. At OpenGeoHub, Alex is a communication and multimedia officer. 


  • 2020–present: Communication and multimedia officer OpenGeoHub Foundation,
  • 2019–2020: Communications and knowledge management fellow, Jacaranda Health
  • 2018–present: Curator, Medium
  • 2017–2020: Communications associate, Milken Institute
  • 2016–2017: Associate editor, Discors News
  • 2015–2016: Marketing and social media manager, U.S.-China Clean Tech Center
  • 2015: Communication assistant, USC Annenberg Innovation Lab
  • 2013–2015: Online editor, Neon Tommy
  • 2014: Online writer, Yahoo Sports
  • 2012: Writer and event coordinator, Joan B. Kroc Insitute for Peace and Justice NGO
  • 2011–2012: Executive assistant, Citizens Climate Lobby NGO
"The cynics may be the loudest voices – but I promise you, they will accomplish the least.” – Barack Obama.