Originally from Hershey, Pennsylvania, Alexandra came to Georgia Tech in 2012 for an undergraduate Civil Engineering degree. Upon earning her Bachelor’s, she joined the Ocean Science and Engineering Ph.D. program in 2017 and is housed within the Civil Engineering home school. Her research utilizes field observations from the Savannah River in addition to numerical modeling to study the wake systems generated by containerships as they navigate shipping channels. Her current research topics include the generation, propagation, and shoaling of low-frequency ship wake, as well as the impacts of this wake on the coastal environment.
In her free time, Alexandra enjoys walking her dog in Piedmont Park, trying new recipes in the kitchen, and maintaining numerous freshwater planted aquariums.