Alexandra is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in history, who focuses on the rhetoric of violence, peace, and state formation in the earliest crusade chronicles. Her research interests include the First Crusade and the medieval Mediterranean, memory and rhetoric of holy war, and twelfth-century intellectual life. She earned her bachelors degree from Whitman College (History and Classical Studies, magna cum laude) and master's degree from the University of Tennessee. She served as the graduate teaching assistant for the Medieval and Renaissance Studies program during the 2013-2014 academic year. Although now teaching in the history department, Alexandra represented the Marco graduate community on the Steering Committee in 2015-2016.