First Name

Alexandra

Last Name

S.

Bio

Alexandra has fostered strong passions for composing and computer science for many years. Although they appear to be wholly opposite worlds, Alexandra has always seen many similarities between the two. Patterns and problem solving make up the fabrics of both creative processes involved in computer science and composition. It is Alexandra's dream to continue learning about these fields and combine her intimate knowledge to create new music software. Alexandra's interests in computer science began in a simple video game development class her freshman year. She proceeded to take AP Computer Science her junior year and is now enrolled in two computer science classes at Marquette University. At the 2017 State Career Development Conference, Alexandra was a finalist for her Start-Up Business Plan project pertaining to a music software business. In respect to composition, Alexandra has won the Senior Division of the Music Teachers National Association Composition Competition of Wisconsin in 2016, the Wisconsin Alliance for Composers Student Composition Contest in 2017, and the Wisconsin Music Teachers Association Young Composers Contest in 2015. She is also the first tennis player in her school's history to be Most Valuable Player of the varsity team all four years of high school. Alexandra is in the process of initializing a Girls Who Code chapter at a local middle school and her own coding club to encourage girls' pursuits in computer science and technology at her high school. She wants to continue studying computer science and music in college, and she hopes to be able to finally make her dreams of innovating music software a reality, as well as continue being a part of and creating initiatives for women to pursue computer science.