Alumni Spotlight: Alex Lawson ’18 MacKenzie Riley Young | February 25, 2022

Congratulations to Alex Lawson who recently landed a new job as an Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Investigator for Capital One.

The criminal justice alumnus’s role as investigator is to identify and deter money laundering through monitoring, researching, and investigating funds that travel through the bank across all platforms.

“I am very excited for this opportunity that I have with Capital One as it is a goal that I have been working toward obtaining for quite some time now,” said Alex.

“Thomas prepared me for a job like this in a number of ways. The faculty and my advisor provided guidance and believed in me at times where I couldn’t and wanted to give up. The curriculum paved the road and provided the knowledge needed to explore multiple career fields and eventually land where I am now,” he said.

Being from Delaware, Alex found himself at Thomas by chance and is glad he did. His first stint after college was back home in Delaware working with the Criminal Justice Council (CJC) who is the State administering agency for both state and federal grants across the criminal justice system in Delaware.”

“I am very proud of getting to where I am today. I had some struggles in school and finding my place career-wise after graduating but kept pushing and utilizing what I learned and experienced at Thomas to my advantage and ultimately prevailed,” he said. “You never know who you will meet or what connections you will make that will open up doors to endless possibilities. Once you set your mind on what you want, you will be surprised at what you’re truly capable of.”