Alexa is a medical anthropologist and writer. She is Ph.D. candidate at Stanford University. She holds an M.A. from the University of California, Berkeley in Anthropology and Folklore and an M.A. from the St. John’s College Great Books Program. She did her undergraduate work at The Evergreen State College.
She has received honors in her field including best essay prizes from the American Ethnological Society and the University of California, Berkeley. Her work has been published in journals like Social Anthropology and Terrain: revue d’ethnologie de l’Europe, among others. Her research has been funded by fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Wenner-Gren Foundation and the Social Science Research Council.
Alexa has been recognized for excellence in teaching as a recipient of the Stanford University Centennial Teaching Assistant Award. She has extensive experience teaching in lecture courses, seminars and one-on-one. Based on her outstanding student evaluations, she was selected to train other teaching assistants at Stanford.
Alexa loves discovering and building on a student’s strengths. One of the best parts about tutoring is helping students who are feeling stuck, overwhelmed or anxious feel confident and in control again. It brings her a lot of satisfaction to cultivate a student’s ability to express their ideas clearly and persuasively and make their writing shine. She enjoys tutoring students in a wide range of social science and humanities subjects. She has a special interest in strategizing and crafting successful application essays for academic programs and fellowships.