Alex Pina is a Director at Converge Strategies working at the intersection of infrastructure resilience, clean energy, and national security. He has assisted more than 35 military installations across the world identify energy resilience solutions and conduct exercises. Alex focuses on the impacts to DoD operations during wide-scale power outages and develops cost-effective solutions to addressing those impacts. He created the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s Black Start Exercise program which identifies and validates vulnerabilities between mission requirements and infrastructure capabilities. He also trained many of the team members currently conducting those exercises across the Services. Alex holds a Master of Science in Engineering and Management and a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.