Alexandria Smith is a passionate advocate for students of color and believes in the power of data to drive change for vulnerable children. As Senior Analyst on the Research and Learning team, she supports teams on impact measurement projects and research that illuminates important trends about our ventures.
Prior to joining NewSchools, she was a third-grade special education teacher in New Orleans East. Her main interests are educational psychology, culturally responsive pedagogy, and early childhood literacy.
Alex is a proud member of the 2018 Teach for America (TFA) Greater New Orleans corps and has worked with several nonprofit and governmental organizations including YouthForce NOLA, Urban Leaders Fellowship, Communities in Schools, TFA, and the D.C. State Board of Education. Alex has a bachelor’s in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and International Business from George Washington University and a master’s in Human Development and Psychology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Alex grew up in the Chicagoland suburbs. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking, hosting dinner parties, walking her dog Louise, hiking, biking, and swimming. A former choir kid, she loves music and curates a bimonthly playlist.