Alexandra was born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. She first fell in love with aviation when her cousin took her mountain flying around the Knik Glacier in Alaska, and now can’t imagine doing anything else with her life. She is currently attending Purdue University pursuing a dual BS/MS degree in Aviation Management with concentrations in both airline and airport management, along with a double minor in Spanish and Organizational Leadership and Supervision. She is actively involved with her university and aviation department serving as the President of Women in Aviation and the Historian of Alpha Eta Rho. She also takes part in two university-sponsored research groups. One is dedicated to finding an alternative fuel for general aviation aircraft by testing various biofuels. The other research group is partnered with a major US airline to help with resource analysis and optimization for their aircraft turn times. As for her future career in aviation, she wants to steer clear of accounting but is open to all other possibilities.

Alexandra cherishes her family, pets and friends, and tries to spend as much time as possible with them. This is her first time in San Diego and she is absolutely thrilled to be here! She is confident that everything she learns from this internship will help polish her into becoming a dynamic asset to the future of the aviation industry.