Alexandria uses sociology to provide theoretical and empirical insights on modern life, asking questions surrounding the influence of economics, medicine and health, and technology. She has conducted research on issues ranging from diagnosing cancer to solving unemployment. In 2012, she helped co-found a nonprofit based at MIT to help people cope with the experience of long-term unemployment, and led a team of engineers to create a corresponding app. She has taught at several colleges and universities in the US, and has received several awards and scholarship in acknowledgement of her work as an educator. She is an alum of The New School, Virginia Commonwealth University and The Oxbow School of Art. She has previously worked as a writer, journalist and project manager for several companies, including MSNBC, The Brooklyn Rail, and Change.org.
She is currently a teaching fellow and doctoral sociology student at Brandeis University. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her partner.
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