More about Alexandria 

Alexandria J. Maloney, MPA is currently the President of Black Professionals in International Affairs (BPIA) and National Director of Membership for the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA Inc.). Ms. Maloney is a foreign affairs professional with nearly a decade of social impact experience. 

As a foreign affairs, DEIJ, and social impact strategist, Ms. Maloney’s work has centered around building formal and informal pipelines for the next generation of underrepresented international affairs professionals. Her leadership in building ecosystems to educate, prepare, and empower diverse communities to enter the international affairs and national security fields earned her recognition in 2021 as a CSIS-DINSN Power 50 Leader, Truman’s “Rookie of the Year”, the Distinguished Alumni of the Year for her Alma Mater John Cabot University in Italy, and as a prestigious Top 50 Forbes ‘FTC’ Champion for Black and Brown communities. 

Her professional experience includes the U.S. Department of Defense, the White House Initiative for HBCUs’ (International Affairs Taskforce), Truman National Security Project, and the U.S. Department of State. Alexandria is also a visiting lecturer at Cornell University's Brooks School of Public Policy.  

Ms. Maloney holds a B.A. in International Affairs from John Cabot University (Rome, Italy), M.A. in International Studies from Morgan State University (Baltimore, MD), and MPA from Cornell University (Ithaca, NY). 

At John Cabot, Ms. Maloney wrote her senior thesis on the future of U.S.-Cuba relations during the Obama Administration. At Cornell, Ms. Maloney wrote her final research paper on diversifying U.S. foreign affairs agencies through system thinking frameworks. She served as the Co-President of Cornell’s Women in Public Policy and Treasurer of the Black Graduate Student Association. 

During the pandemic, she co-founded of “The World is Watching”, a global coalition supporting the international Black Lives Matter movement resulting in her as a featured speaker at the United Nations, G20 Civil Society Summit, and others. 

Ms. Maloney is a Maryland native with a passion for community engagement work. She is a founding chair of Foreign Policy for America’s NextGen Initiative Diversity in National Security (DINS) Working Group where she advised and trained the next generation of our nation’s foreign policy leaders on DEI competencies. She is a member of the Truman National Security Project, the European Leadership Network, and the Council on Foreign Relations Young Professional Program.

She is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, Women of Color Golf, and Wake Robin Golf Club -  the oldest African-American Women's Golf Club founded in 1937.   

Her expertise and interests span a host of foreign affairs, DEIJ, arts and culture, and public engagement matters. 

Visiting Lecturer at Cornell University Brooks School of Public Policy on "Diversity Personnel Management" 

Community Leader Supporting DEIJ Efforts throughout Foreign Affairs [pictured with Secretary of State Anthony Blinken]

Forbes 50 Champion presented by For(bes) the Culture

President, Black Professionals in International Affairs

National Director of Memberships, NABA Inc.

BPIA National Security Briefing to the White House

Alexandria meeting His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama at the World Summit for Nobel Peace Laureates in Rome, Italy. 

BPIA Speaking Engagement with Saudi Ambassador to the US Princess Reema Al Saud

Speaking on building the future of foreign affairs with the Founder and Operations Director of Foreign Policy for America

Mentorship Lead for the WOCG Edward Waters University Women's Golf program

Speaking at alma mater Alumni gala in Rome, Italy


The Future of DEI with Foreign Policy for America

Connecting professionals

Active in sorority life - Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.
Washington DC Chapter

Receiving the Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy

Accepting the 2021 Truman "Rookie of the Year" Award" with Truman Senior VP Jon Margolick

Meeting Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens