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Alexandrina graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Public and Private Sector Organizations, writing her capstone on organizational comparisons between publicly traded and privately held firms in the couture fashion industry. She also designed and constructed a collection of dresses made entirely from recycled goods as a benefit for Shop Well With You, a cancer wellness nonprofit, as part of her capstone. After working as a production coordinator for San Francisco Fashion Week and a freelance ethnographer for the Hip-Hop Theater Festival, Alexandrina returned to school earning her M.A. in Ethnic Studies from San Francisco State University. Her M.A. thesis examined adolescent girls of color and their race and gender identity development online using a dress-up doll website. While pursing her M.A., she participated as a yearlong artist-in-residence at June Jordan School for Equity where she taught yoga and digital media to 9th-11th graders. She is interested in the possibilities of the decolonial imaginary using digital media as an emancipatory tool. She was a 2011-2012 Publicly Active Graduate Education (PAGE) Fellow with Imagining America. Her research interests include technological access and agency in communities of color, digital racial formation, critical media pedagogy, hip-hop cultural studies, participatory action research, youth culture, and mixed race studies.