Alex Christensen is a writer and independent political activist who supports the reelection of Barack Obama for president in 2012. Christensen was born in Athens, Georgia, like America's first garden club, Kim Basinger, Jeff Daniels, Madeleine Peyroux, R.E.M., the B-52's and Widespread Panic, and grew up in Martinez, Georgia; Logan, Utah; Pocatello, Idaho, and San Marcos, California. He received his B.A. in Independent Work (Cinema Studies) from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, where he studied with the politically astute Edwin M. Yoder, Jr., William F. Connelly, Jr., Mark E. Rush and John Handelman, and visiting professor Lance Tarrance, as well as the prizewinning writers poet Claudia Emerson, poet and novelist Heather Ross Miller and playwright Tom Ziegler. Christensen lives in San Diego, and has worked as a political cartoonist, graphic artist, editorial writer and film critic, in addition to writing, directing and acting in plays, writing screenplays, novels and poems. He donated money to President Obama's 2008 campaign, voted Obama in the California primary and general election and contacted voters during the primary season, and through November. Contact him.