Alexandra attends  Duke University and an  Angier B. Duke Memorial Scholar and Rachel Carson Scholar and a member of  Duke DejaBlue a capella group. Alexandra has started her own line of ocean-inspired tapestries. pillows, and tee shirts, see her web store here.

Alexandra has earned college credit in Shark Biology and has been acknowledged in Fisheries Vol. 41 essay: "Defining Forage Species to Prevent a Management Dilemma." She has interned as a summer high school student at the Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program, Stony Brook University Southampton School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences Lab.

Alexandra attended Ridgefield High School in Connecticut, a National Merit Scholar, has received the President’s Volunteer Service Award in 2013. 2014, and 2015, Water Quality Medal in the Science Olympiad, and The Gold Award: the highest award in Scouting. She received the Shaw-Worth Memorial Scholarship from the Humane Society in 2014.  Her hobbies include musical theater, captain of two a cappella groups, madrigals, dance, and mock trial.

Alexandra has earned dive certifications including Rescue Diver, Advanced Open Water, Search & Recovery, Emergency First Responder, AWARE Shark Conservation, Underwater Navigator, Fish ID, Emergency Oxygen Provider, and Underwater Naturalist. She is a Junior Shark Ambassador at Sharks4Kids. Alexandra is now preparing to become a shark tank diver this spring at the Norwalk Maritime Aquarium in Connecticut.

Alexandra DiGiacomo in the press