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Alexandrina graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Public and Private Sector Organizations, writing her capstone on the couture fashion industry. She also designed and constructed a collection of dresses made entirely from recycled goods as a benefit for Shop Well With You, a cancer wellness nonprofit, as part of her capstone. She has an M.A. in Ethnic Studies from San Francisco State University and her research at SFSU examined adolescent girls of color and their race and gender identity development online using a dress-up doll website. While pursuing her M.A., she participated as a yearlong artist-in-residence at June Jordan School for Equity where she taught yoga and digital media to 9th-11th graders. She is interested in the possibilities of the decolonial imaginary using digital media as an emancipatory tool. Alexandrina's dissertation involves participatory game design with young people of color, social movement history, and Black and Latina/o activism. She is a Fellow with Imagining America: Artists & Scholars in Public Life and an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation John E. Sawyer Dissertation Fellow in Critical Mixed Race Studies. Her research interests include technological access and agency in communities of color, digital racial formation, critical media pedagogy, hip-hop cultural studies, participatory action research, youth culture, anti-oppressive gaming, and mixed race studies.