Alexandra Barbarese

Alexandra BarbareseAlex is from Moorestown, New Jersey. She graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA with a degree in Biological Anthropology. As an undergraduate, Alex worked as a research assistant at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania on a project that explored the needs and experiences of genetic counselors with prenatal microarray testing. This experience inspired her to become a genetic counselor. After graduation, she worked in a clinical microbiology laboratory, volunteered as a crisis counselor with Crisis Text Line, and gained experience as a genetic counseling assistant at A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children. Alex chose Rutgers because of the reputable program leadership, strong sense of community within the program, and diverse clinical opportunities.