Alex Levine was born and raised in south Florida where he spent most of his free time birding and herping. After graduating from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a BS in Environmental Science, Alex moved back to Miami and received a Masters in Biology from Florida International University. Alex developed a passion for environmental education during his graduate fellowship at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden where he created ecology-based curricula and citizen science programs. Eager to expand his ecological and professional horizons, Alex joined the BEMP team in the summer of 2018 and looks forward to helping energize and guide a new generation of environmental stewards. Alex still spends much of his free time birding and herping, and cannot wait to explore New Mexico with his husband and pups.