Alexandra Galperin has over 25 years of experience in Disaster Risk Management. Before joining ADB’s Pacific Regional Department in 2020, she worked for the Red Cross, the United Nations, and as a consultant for multiple technical, donor, humanitarian, and development organizations balancing headquarter and field assignments. Her experience of large-scale disaster response and recovery operations at the beginning of her career convinced her that she wanted to focus on preventive and adaptive action. She is particularly interested in fostering research and policies that inform and incentivize practical action to address structural and non-structural vulnerabilities. Alexandra holds an MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics and a MA in Eastern European Studies from the Free University of Berlin.