Alexa is a Ph.D. student at Tufts' Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development. At Eliot-Pearson, Alexa is a member of the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development. As a member of the Institute, Alexa is interested in exploring facets of positive youth development such as social connection, character, and caring.
Prior to this position, she served as the Director of Education on Berkman Klein's Youth and Media (YaM) team. On YaM, Alexa focused on areas such as the skills youth need to thrive in our increasingly digital world; the ways youth engage interact with and are impacted by artificial intelligence; risks to online safety, including cyberbullying; and the design of educational tools about the digital environment that can be used across varying contexts of learning and teaching.