Alexandria is a fourth-year PhD candidate in the Clinical Psychology program at Suffolk University. She graduated from the University of Iowa (Go Hawks!) with honors in 2017 with a B.S. in psychology and a B.A. in music. At Iowa, she was fortunate to spend time in Iowa Biosciences Academy (IBA), a program specifically designed to mentor URM students in research as a preparation for graduate studies. This experience had a large impact on her research interests which center around multiculturalism, cultural adaptations for empirically based treatments, and mental health disparities.
She is particularly interested in acceptance-based treatments (i.e. ABBT, ACT) and mindfulness for people of color and those with anxiety and stress. Clinically, it is a priority of hers to uplift, empower, and reduce mental health care disparities for communities of color, and she chooses her research projects and practicum placements intentionally to serve those values. She has trained clinically at McLean's Obsessive and Compulsive Disorder Institute, Boston Medical Center Integrated Behavioral Health, VA Boston, Martha Eliot at Boston Children's, and will soon train at Massachusetts General Hospital's Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders and And Still We Rise, LLC.
In her free time, you will find her at farmer’s markets gathering ingredients as she cooks her way through her many cookbooks, you'll hear her singing loud and proud with Boston Choral Ensemble, and see her spoiling her two cats!