Hometown: Northern Virginia outside Washington, D.C.
Alexandra studies the growth and development of sex differences in the great ape and human skeleton, and in particular, the lack of a clear sex binary. Her dissertation examines the skeletons and dentitions of two male types of orangutans, flanged and unflanged. She also studies the embodiment of gender in the human skeleton. Her previous work is on gorilla dental development and wrist bone shape. Keywords: Life History, Ontogeny, Feminist Biology, Skeletal Biology, Great Apes, Orangutans, Sexual Dimorphism.
Interests outside the lab
In her free time, Alexandra enjoys boxing and hiking with her dog.
Alexandra is certified in level 2 Krav Maga, an Israeli martial art.