- Harvard University
- Wake Forest School of Medicine
Alexandra graduated from Harvard University with a degree in Human Evolutionary Biology with a secondary degree in Global Health and Health Policy. During college, she became an author on her first medical publication, served for 2 years as the President of the Harvard Chapter of Global Medical Brigades, worked as an intern at The Women and Health Initiative at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and served as a student counselor in University Health Services. She also began volunteering with the Yantalo Foundation in the rural Amazon jungle of Peru where she has spent two summers and plans to return before graduating medical school.
Alexandra took two years between college and medical school to explore her interest in public health and wellness. In her first year, she interned at the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in the division of the Health Rights of Women and Children and got certified as a yoga instructor in Boston. In her second year, she taught yoga at several studios in New York City and worked at the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center researching teen health.
She then moved to the south and now attends Wake Forest University School of Medicine where she is a 4th-year student. There, she has been published as a first author on a paper on recovery following tibial shaft fractures, has been an author on 12 separate poster and abstract presentations, and has won 2 awards for her research. She started a program called the “Fireside Chats” that connects female medical students with female physicians through informal coffee meetings, runs a fitness email listserv that connects students with free local opportunities while continuing to teach yoga, and is on her way to becoming a distinguished volunteer at the student-run free clinic.
Alexandra has always been passionate about mentoring and connecting students and colleagues with the resources to help them succeed. She is looking forward to continuing this interest as a member of the PremedHQ family.