Ph.D. in Criminology from the University of Cambridge in 2012.
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Prior to receiving her Ph.D., Alexandra worked as a researcher at the American Civil Liberties Union's Drug Policy Litigation Project, then at the Drug Policy Alliance's Office of Legal Affairs, in San Francisco, where she also volunteered at the Alameda County syringe exchange. She went on to work as a mitigation specialist at the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem, a community-based public defender's office in New York City.
For her dissertation research, Alexandra spent a year following the lives of approximately 40 teenagers who spent time in New York's juvenile justice system.
Awards, Honors & Recognition
Gates Cambridge scholarship, which is given to students with leadership potential who are committed to improving the lives of others.
In 2010, Alexandra was awarded a Soros Justice Advocacy fellowship to conduct an action research project aimed at understanding staff resistance to juvenile justice reform.
She has published her academic work in Punishment and Society and the Journal of Youth Studies, but has also written for the popular media, in the Huffington Post and City Limits, among other places.
Committee Memberships & Professional Organizations
She is on the board of Literacy for Incarcerated Teens, an organization that helps to build libraries in juvenile facilities and supports author visits to those facilities.