Alex Bowles graduated from Yale University in 2012 with an MA in African Studies with concentrations in global health and politics. His MA thesis focused on mental health care provision in Ghana, specifically community psychiatric nursing, and explored the social and logistical challenges of delivering high quality care. While at Yale, Alex served as a teaching assistant for a graduate class in Global Health Economics. He also worked with Yale faculty and UNICEF to develop an Early Childhood Development strategy for the government of Angola and facilitated a workshop for educators and healthcare providers in Luanda.
Before coming to the United States, Alex received his BA in Modern History and Politics from the University of Oxford and travelled widely in western Africa. He spent a summer working with Save the Children in northern Nigeria, helping to establish an emergency nutrition program for undernourished children in the state of Katsina.