Barrett Alexander

Barrett Alexander

Senior Policy Advisor, Humanitarian Emergencies, World Vision U.S.

Barrett Alexander is World Vision U.S.’s Senior Policy Advisor for Humanitarian Emergencies. His portfolio covers fragile contexts such as Syria, Venezuela, and the Sahel, ensuring that vital policy and programmatic frameworks, conducive to World Vision’s responses, are in place with the U.S. Congress, USAID, and the State Department. His previous experiences of living and working in Kenya, Sierra Leone, and South Sudan contributes to his deep understanding of humanitarian contexts and the situations of vulnerable men, women, and children in those places. Barrett has a Master’s degree in International Development from the University of Sheffield, in the United Kingdom. Before assuming the Senior Policy Advisor role, he held various other Program Manager and Senior Program Manager roles within World Vision supporting the Food Security and Livelihoods and Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs program portfolios. He and his wife met while both stationed in South Sudan with humanitarian organizations and both enjoy Washington DC because of its proximity to Shenandoah National Park for camping and hiking.

Understanding Humanitarian Assistance in a Pandemic World


Join Former Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Stability and Humanitarian Affairs, Stephanie Hammond, World Vision National Leadership Councilmember Lyne’ Brown, and World Vision’s Senior Policy Advisor for Humanitarian Emergencies, Barrett Alexander, for an open dialogue on our humanitarian efforts in 2021 and beyond. With a new U.S. Administration re-prioritizing international engagement, what will […]