Born and raised in North Carolina, Alex developed a strong love for reading and writing at a young age. As a first-generation college student, she earned her B.A. in Professional Writing and Rhetoric from Queens University of Charlotte in 2019. She spent much of her time at Queens as a Writing Tutor in the Center for Student Success, working primarily with adult students like herself and English language learners. After graduation, she combined her love of children with her love of teaching and tutoring by moving to South Korea, living almost two years there while working as an elementary English teacher in the city of Gimhae.
While short-lived due to the pandemic, Alex’s time tutoring and teaching abroad helped her better understand the lack of equity plaguing educational systems around the world. Upon moving back home to North Carolina she immediately took advantage of the opportunity to become a HELPS tutor. Working with students on their reading fluency while developing upbuilding and positive relationships with them has been a true joy for Alex. She strongly believes the research-validated programs offered to communities for free or at a low cost can make a difference in life and learning outcomes for children now and in their future. She became an Implementation Coach and Site Coordinator in December of 2021, and is excited to further her involvement with Helps Education Fund by working toward goals centered around educational equity.
Alex lives in Charlotte, NC with her dog, Scout. In her free time, you can find her reading, playing video games, or taking care of her many houseplants. She also loves to travel, eat Korean food, and is in the process of acquiring her Italian citizenship!