A native of the Greater New York City Area, Alexander Soros graduated from New York University in 2009. He currently resides in California and is pursuing a doctorate in modern European history. He is on the boards of the Jewish Fund for Justice, which supports grassroots efforts to strengthen lower-income neighborhoods across the United States; Global Witness, which exposes and breaks the links between natural resources, conflict and corruption; and the Open Society Foundations, which work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies. His philanthropy was the subject of a Wall Street Journal article on September 16, 2011. In 2012 he established the Alexander Soros Foundation to promote social justice and human rights.