Alexandra Russell

A writer, editor, and translator, Alexandra has a Master’s Degree in Translation from the University of Paris, France. The diplomat’s daughter grew up in the Congo, Gabon, and France before settling in Washington, DC. She worked for decades in international organizations, including over 20 years at the Inter-American Development Bank, where as a translator and reporter she covered Latin American and Caribbean development projects and cultural events, and produced annual reports. She previously served on the board of the American Translators Association and as president of the IDB Photographic Society and of Footnotes, the International Monetary Fund dance club. A lifelong love of folk music and dance led her to the tango: she started dancing it in 2006, publishing articles about it in 2007, teaching it in 2010, and studying its history in 2013. Alexandra joined the Board in 2018.

Alexandra Russell