Alex Funaro studied Economics and Political Science at Lehigh University, and is currently an MA Economics candidate at AU. Prior to enrolling he worked in marketing at a law firm in NYC. When pressed regarding the relationship between his current work and study, he said; "Some people may ask why someone studying economics would work in marketing, but I contend that understanding contemporary marketing is critical to understanding individual's decisions in the marketplace." Alex is also a devout follower of international affairs and politics. When not at work or tending to his studies, he can usually be found researching various investment opportunities, watching movies, or riding two wheeled vehicles.