Photo: Stephen Voss

For the past decade Alexis Albion ’92 has been the lead curator at the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C., which aims to illuminate the world of espionage and intelligence. Albion’s background in intelligence history made her a perfect fit. She earned a master’s and Ph.D. in international history from Harvard, and she worked on the 9/11 Commission and for the State Department and the World Bank. The Spy Museum offered a chance to merge her expertise with her creative side. The museum, she adds, is “proud of taking difficult topics such as intelligence analysis or the balance between secrecy and civil liberties and getting across some of the main ideas and at the same time making them interesting and fun.”

READ MORE about Albion’s path to the International Spy Museum in PAW’s Tiger of the Week story.