Growing up in Queens, Alexandra always felt like the rest of the world was at her fingertips. The sights and sounds of New York's most colorful borough enriched her childhood. By the age of 8, she had written and illustrated two books which won the Ezra Jack Keats bookmaking contest. One of them, aptly entitled "The City Kid And the Country Kid" tells the tale of two children, of course one in the city and one in the country, who long to trade places.
As a first generation American, Alexandra has always been aware of roots - not just her own, but others. Her parents were small business owners and communities organizers. As a result, Alexandra's sensibilities reflect an awareness of the individual's place in the world at large.
The cosmopolitan Manhattan skyline had a strong pull. A curiosity led her to New York University where she studied film. There, her aesthetic sensibilities grew more discerning, more acute. She was pulled more and more towards the visceral, the real. She began her career at Vice.
That same curiosity still drives her today to create dynamic documentaries which challenge aesthetic and cultural boundaries. But no matter how far she travels, home will always be Queens. She is currently in post-production on her second feature, her feature directorial debut, a documentary about Queens highschoolers reenacting the 2016 Presidential Election.