Alexander Kostura

Alex Kostura is Product Manager and Site Lead of ConsenSys Solutions Incubator in DC, where he is focused on enhancing government performance and social sector outcomes through blockchain-based solutions.

As a former Partnerships Advisor with the Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships at the U.S. Department of State, Alex led the Blockchain@State initiative to explore the foreign policy implications and possible applications of distributed ledger technology for diplomacy and development. He was also the 2016 Google Public Policy Fellow at the Center for Data Innovation where he researched issues at the intersection of data, technology, and public policy.

Alex is passionate about applications of information and communications technologies as tools for inclusive economic growth, good governance, and social welfare. An amateur mapper and urban planner, he is also particularly proud of his experience as an AidData GIS Fellow at the USAID/Peru in 2015.

He holds a Masters from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy with a focus on technology policy and international development in addition to holding a B.S. from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and a Certificate in Sustainable City and Regional Planning from UC Berkeley.