Alex's dad is English, and his Mother is American. Alex himself was raised in-between both countries but his accent takes more after his father. He studied Medicine at the University of Lancaster and whilst there he joined the Officer Training Corps. In between his studies and partying it meant that he spent weekends and weeknights training both physically and mentally in basic Army curriculum, giving him experience in survival, shooting, leadership and problem solving. Shooting was obviously limited to British weapons but in private he played Airsoft and visited shooting ranges giving him a slight grasp over some popular weaponry. He may not have been the best shot around but he was competent enough to get by. Alex initially intended to attend Sandhurst and gain an officership but university life and the strain of his studies got the better of him, forcing him to quit OTC. He finished university amply, with a 2-1 honours, and attempted to gain an internship in whichever hospital he could - in the back of his mind the option of joining the army was always there as a back-up plan, however. Unfortunately, the job market was already saturated as the country was going through a depression, thus to avoid being at his parent’s house for too long, Alex decided to travel and do oddjobs to pay for his expenses. Travelling the world, going from country to country, continent to continent, Alex realised that not only did he love to see the world and the people that populated it, he found his true calling in helping people. Although he only had an approximate knowledge in Medicine he knew enough to help people if they were ill in some way - aside from that there were many times where people just needed general help to fix their roof, tend their crops or help run their businesses. Alex loved almost every minute of it. Except for when he got trapped in Chernaurus. He’d been backpacking through Eastern Europe, alone, when the disaster hit. When the quarantine was issued, Alex didn’t know what to do, and felt even more lost because he couldn’t speak the local language. Allying himself to anyone who could speak English and was trustworthy, Alex has survived thus far by being exceptionally cautious and by using his limited medical skills to help others in return for his safety.