Alexandra is a Biology major, Angier B. Duke Memorial Scholar, and Rachel Carson Scholar at Duke University in N.C. Currently, Digiacomo is the 2019-2020 President of Sustainable Oceans Alliance Mission and a member of Duke DejaBlue a capella group. She spends her summers interning at Duke University Marine Robotics and Remote Sensing Lab.
DiGiacomo has studied shark behavior at Oceans Research, South Africa and Shark Behavior & Conservation at the Shark Reef Marine Reserve, Fiji. Interning as a summer high school student at the Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program, Stony Brook University Southampton School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences Lab, she was acknowledged in Fisheries Vol. 41 essay: "Defining Forage Species to Prevent a Management Dilemma."
Attending Ridgefield High School in Connecticut, a National Merit Scholar, she 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. Alexandra was honored to receive 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.
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. Thrilled to be recently named a Junior Shark Ambassador at Sharks4Kids and a shark tank diver at the Norwalk Maritime Aquarium in Connecticut.
See her line of ocean-inspired tapestries. pillows, and tee shirts, here.