Alexandra enjoys staying active, being outdoors, meditating, painting, traveling, and being involved in her community. She is passionate about conservation, and organized a recycling campaign in her high school during her senior year. She is also involved with the local food pantry in her city and volunteers there on a weekly basis. Alexandra is very interested in international development, and volunteered in Costa Rica in the summer of 2012 with Amigos de las Américas. Alexandra's goals for her amazing journey in Ecuador are to keep an open mind and an open heart to all of the people, knowledge and beauty that she will experience.