Alex Leff is senior editor for GlobalPost, based in Washington, DC, overseeing coverage in Latin America and Europe. He was previously the Costa Rica correspondent and later Americas editor. While in Costa Rica for four years, Alex also worked as a Reuters stringer and online editor for The Tico Times. A Brooklyn native, Alex went global in 2000 living in Spain for seven years. While in Barcelona, he completed the University of Barcelona master's in journalism program organized with Columbia University.