Alexandra is most interested in robotics in relation to NASA. She attended the Summer Opportunity in Aeronautics for High School Scholars (SOAR) at NASA’s Langley Research Institute where she participated in hands-on, interactive, aeronautics-related challenges including aeronautics design projects, flight simulation software, model aircraft and rocketry, scientific ballooning, and wind funnel tests; her team won a trophy for its final project presentation. This summer, Alexandra has been accepted to the NASA INSPIRE resident internship and she is an active participant in NASA’s OLC (online learning community). Alexandra is a member of the Computer Science/Robotics Club at Loras College, where she also takes college classes to keep herself challenged academically. She plans a career in artificial intelligence and robotics.