Alex Tausanovitch is the associate director of Democracy and Government Reform at American Progress. He previously served for four years as counsel to commissioners on the Federal Election Commission, including for three previous chairs of the commission, and has published papers on lobbying and campaign finance. Before joining American Progress, Tausanovitch worked at the Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid, where he helped establish a program to provide student loan relief to borrowers who were subject to unlawful deception by their schools. Tausanovitch has also served as a law clerk in the Office of White House Counsel and as the voter protection director for a U.S. Senate campaign.
Tausanovitch is a graduate of American University and received his J.D. from Yale Law School. As an undergraduate, he studied abroad in Egypt, Lebanon, and South Africa.