I am from Minneapolis, Minnesota and have worked in Colombia, Iceland, Qatar, Peru, Argentina, Chile, Venezuela and Antarctica. I've tipped boats as a sea kayaking guide in Alaska and sang with Ukrainian scientists at the last bar on earth during a stint working aboard a Norwegian cruise ship in the Antarctic Peninsula. I've written about post-conflict Colombia and forced displacement due to transnational development projects, Venezuela's faltering economy and the myth of the Icelandic banana. I've published stories with The Washington Post, Los Angeles Review of Books, VICE, MTV, Latin Correspondent, Roads & Kingdoms, The Riveter and more.
I go by Alexandra, Alejandra, Alex, Ale, Alexia, Alice and any other regional spins on the original.