Alexandra grew up in Richmond, Virginia, exploring the wild urban landscape of the James River. There, she learned to appreciate how relics from the river’s industrial past and spontaneous vegetation can come together to create successful and unique public spaces.
In 2016, Alexandra earned her Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Virginia, where she also graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in American Studies and Studio Art in 2011. As a student, she became focused on plants and planted form. In the fall of 2015, Alexandra participated in a group project that won the ASLA Student Award, entitled Fallow Ground | Future City, which proposed DIY solutions to the problem of fallow lots in New Orleans. In the spring of 2016, Alexandra was awarded the Benjamin C. Howland Traveling Fellowship and went to Lesvos, Greece to study elements of the refugee crisis through the lens of landscape architecture, conducting research on how public space adjusts and transforms to accommodate new and temporary communities.
Alexandra joined MVVA in 2016.