Alexandria Arrieta graduated with an honors BA in English from Stanford University. As a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow, she wrote a thesis about Tropic of Orange by Karen Tei Yamashita, focusing on spatial oppression within the global networks represented in the novel.

At the end of her undergraduate career, she was selected as a fellow within the Stanford|Warner Music Group Leadership Initiative, a program that develops young leaders in the music industry. She worked with marketing executives at Warner Bros. Records to create initiatives for emerging pop artists such as Bebe Rexha and Andra Day. Alexandria is also a singer-songwriter who has performed throughout the west coast. She produces her own music, recording in studios in Los Angeles.  

Her current research focuses on issues within the music industry, and she is interested in addressing the factors that contribute to the low number of female producers and audio engineers in pop music.