Alexandra earned a B.A. in Sociology/Political Economy from Manhattanville College, and the M.F.A. in Writing/Writing Pedagogy from Sarah Lawrence College. She is a former PhD student in Medical Sociology at Brandeis University and a former Social Worker. She began her career in education teaching first graders how to read; she then taught high school English, creative writing, and French, and later, undergraduate composition, creative writing, and sociology. While living in Connecticut, she served as Humanities & Writing Division Chair at The Learning Annex/CT, an adult education institute formerly in Hartford, where she created innovative pedagogies for the teaching of composition and creative writing. She worked as a full-time and adjunct instructor in introductory through advanced English Composition; Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Non-Fiction; British and American Literature; Research Methodologies; Social Studies and Sociology; Library Literacy Skills; Academic Success Skills; SAT English/Writing Prep; and a variety of Humanities courses in public and private colleges and high schools. A Pushcart Prize-nominated poet, she is the Initiator & Founding Editor of the national literary magazine Lumina, and the author of On The Verge, a chapbook of poems. Since her move to Arizona in 2012, Alexandra has worked as an adjunct instructor in English Composition and Creative Writing in the Maricopa County Community College District, and as a freelance professional editor, writing consultant, and tutor.