Alexandria entered the Public Policy PhD program in the fall of 2019. She received her undergraduate degree from UNC-CH in Environmental Science and Public Policy with honors as a Johnston Scholar. Her senior honors thesis focused on the financial sustainability of small-scale farms in the area. Both during and after her undergraduate studies, she completed internships and research projects through UNC Dining, Georgetown University, NCSU’s Center for Environmental Farming Systems, and the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. She most recently has worked for NC Cooperative Extension before entering the Public Policy PhD program. Her research areas of interest are related to food and agriculture policy, particularly focused on sustainable production and the intersection of agriculture and health policy.