Alexandra holds Masters in Social Work with previous masters in International Affairs (modern languages and migrations emphasis) as well as in Ethnomusicology. She holds graduate certificates in Middle East Studies and Arabic language, and is TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certified, having taught at a university-affiliated intensive English language program.
A visual and performing artist herself, Alexandra has taught coursework and engaged in research in most areas of the humanities, including language instruction in Spanish and French. She has also taught music and art, sociology, history and literature, as well as the behavioral sciences.
In addition to teaching, Alexandra dedicates much of her professional and personal life to a number of activities and research projects serving the refugee, immigrant and survivors of torture/violence communities.