Alexandra is from Fairfax, Virginia. She graduated from James Madison University in 2018 with a double major in psychology and writing, rhetoric, and technical communication. After graduation, she worked for a private educational company as a special education teacher and tutor. During this time, she discovered genetic counseling and worked to complete prerequisites she needed for her application. She interned with the Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia during her second post-graduation year, and she also volunteered at a memory care facility for a hospice organization in Northern Virginia. She is very interested in pediatric genetic counseling, and she chose Rutgers because of the excellent faculty, warm sense of community in the program, and the Rutgers LEND program which she will be joining in 2021.