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As the Gender Specialist, Alexandra (Allie) Solomon ensures appropriate and significant integration of the principles of gender equality into all of the Foundation’s operations and programs. She works cross-functionally, guiding the Foundation’s research on tobacco production and use, smoking cessation, and harm reduction from a gender perspective.
Allie is an experienced researcher, specializing in advocacy at the intersection of human rights, gender, and media. Prior to joining the Foundation, she successfully implemented international projects for a number of organizations, including the U.S. Peace Corps in Azerbaijan, Beilink Business Consultancy in Israel, Transparency International in Ghana and Zimbabwe, and the Natural Resource Governance Institute in New York.
Earlier in her career, Allie held international media reporting, insights, and marketing roles. She worked as a human rights reporter in Berlin, a consultant in Data and Audience Insights at The New York Times, and a content strategist for a New York-based digital media marketing agency.
Allie is based in New York. She earned her Master of International Affairs degree at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, concentrating in human rights and specializing in gender and public policy. She also holds a B.S. in Psychology from Louisiana State University.