McMaster University, Bachelor of Engineering and Co-op, Civil Engineering (2015)
Social innovation . creative concept development . entrepreneurship .
Alexandra is passionate about social innovation, sustainable global development, and big ideas. Coming from an academic background in Civil Engineering, Alexandra enjoys taking a process-based approach to problem solving. Playing sports her entire life, Alexandra thrives on the high-energy and cooperative environment of team athletics. She has completed a number of marathons, while also playing varsity soccer and squash during her undergrad at McMaster. She is currently playing for the Ryerson Rams Varsity Women's Soccer Team, and looking forward to an amazing season! In her undergraduate, Alexandra took on many leadership roles involving helping to found and head the McMaster Heavy Construction Student Chapter as the Chair, and working with Engineers Without Borders. In her final year of undergrad, Alexandra took on the role of Project Manager in a six-person engineering team representing McMaster in the Mechanical Contractors Association of America's (MCAA) Annual Student Competition. The immersive learning experience resulted in a first place finish at the MCAA National Convention 2015 in Hawaii, where the team competed amongst the top four of over 30 teams! A link to the final competition video is included below. http://mcaagreatfutures.org/2014-2015-competition-video-is-here/
Why Digital Media?
Digital Media is exciting in its ability to facilitate the collaboration of big-thinkers from cross disciplinary backgrounds. This interdisciplinary component allows for diverse perspectives and expertise levels when tackling problems, and consequently a more holistically sound solution. The project-based learning approach taken by the MDM will simulate an entrepreneurial experience, creating space for the formation, execution, and potential success or failure of ideas.