Alexandra Lieben holds a Masters Degree in Public Policy with a specialization in mediation, negotiation, and international conflict resolution from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is also a certified mediator and member of Mediators Beyond Borders. From 2006 - 2009 Lieben served as Executive Director of the Concord Project at the UCLA School of Public Affairs where she co-designed a graduate concentration and an undergraduate minor to expand conflict resolution and coexistence education in national and international public policy schools. During her tenure she created "Concord LA", a policy-based collaborative project between UCLA and community-based organizations to reduce violence in South Los Angeles. In the past she conducted labor-related research for the UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education and worked on developing collaborative relationships and networks between trade unions and the private sector. Lieben's background lies in the film and music industry in the United States and in Europe. She had a successful career in international film, music, and event production, bi- and often trilingual work that included small to large scale project development and management, labor relations and negotiation, fundraising, and public relations.