Alexandra Hiniker is the Senior Director for the Global Vision | Urban Action Program of the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs. In this capacity, she is responsible for highlighting the connections between local and global sustainability using the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals. Alexandra has more than a decade of international development, policy, and advocacy experience working in 18 countries around the world. Before joining the Mayor’s Office, she was the PAX Representative to the United Nations, focusing on the protection of civilians in Syria, Iraq, and South Sudan. Previously, she worked on humanitarian disarmament in some of the world’s most bombed and mined countries, first with the United Nations in Cambodia, and then with the Cluster Munition Coalition in Laos, followed by Lebanon. She began her international development career implementing pandemic preparedness projects in Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe. Prior to that, she served as a Princeton Project 55 Fellow with the Center for Neighborhood Technology in Chicago. Alexandra has a B.A. from the University of Chicago and an M.A. from Uniwersytet Jagiellonski in Krakow, Poland, and also studied at Sciences Po-Paris. She is currently pursuing an M.S. in Urban Policy and Leadership at Hunter College. Originally from New Carrollton, Maryland, Alexandra now resides in Jackson Heights, Queens.