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In her Masters, Alexandra specialized in literature of the British long eighteenth century. Her thesis, "The Readers: Literate Heroines of the Early Novel, 1752-1817" was awarded high honors.
In Alexandra's concentration in Professional Writing, she studied editing, visual rhetoric, and technical writing; she served on the editorial board of the university's literary magazine, Blue Mesa Review; and she completed a summer internship with a trade publisher based in New Orleans, LA. She also completed an honors thesis on the literature of Jane Austen entitled "Jamais que des acteurs: Sensibility and Artifice in Austen's Mansfield Park and Laclos' Les Liaisons Dangereuses," which was awarded summa cum laude by the English department.
Alexandra completed three years of graduate work at King's College London in the UK and at UCLA. In this time, she worked as a teaching assistant and lecturer for various undergraduate courses. She also served as a writing tutor to undergraduate students at UCLA's Undergraduate Writing Center.
Alexandra completed an internship with Pelican Publishing Company in New Orleans, LA, during which she served under all of Pelican's departments (Editorial, Production, Promotions, and Sales). She is currently learning about trade publishing from an author's point of view; she recently sold her first novel to Lee & Low and is in the process of preparing it for a forthcoming publication date of spring 2019.
Alexandra has lived in three different countries: Mexico (where she was born), the U.S. (where she grew up), and the U.K. (where she completed her graduate degree). Life as a global citizen has taught her that every new place visited, every new culture explored, provides a unique perspective and a whole new set of tools to add to her intellectual toolbox. One of the great advantages of freelance work for Alexandra is that she can complete it from "home"--wherever home may be on any given day!--and she takes full advantage of that flexibility, travelling as many weeks of the year as budget permits.
Alexandra has written and published several scholarly articles in the field of British literature, and has also had journalistic nonfiction essays printed in smaller publications.
Alexandra has maintained a personal blog for several years to document her extensive travel in foreign countries. In the past, she has also maintained a book and film review blog.
Alexandra recently sold her first book-length work, a novel for young adults. She is currently in the process of editing her book-length thesis manuscript for potential publishers.