Alexandra Loizzo-Desai

About

Alexandra Loizzo-Desai (née Loizzo) has been described as a "hardcore" English major; she is a lover of words in all forms, and loves writing and editing for the higher education industry. She is currently an assistant editor at Fordham University.

Education

In May of 2011, Alex graduated with a master's in English from Fordham University,'s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences where she earned a High Pass on her comprehensive exam. At Fordham, she first worked as a tutor at the Writing Center, where she planned and led a workshop on cover letters and personal statements. Later, as a Graduate Assistant at the Graduate School of Arts & Science's Office of Student Development/Admissions, she founded the GSAS blog that was named the 4th best grad. life blog on the internet. She also authored the Spring 2011 and 2011-2012 issues of the GSAS alumni magazine, Communitas. In May of 2009, she graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Barnard College, with a major in English and minors in Spanish and psychology. While at Barnard, she founded and ran a literary magazine, Echoes, served as the President of CASA (Cuban and American Student Association) at Columbia University, and interned at McGraw-Hill for two years. She is now the co-correspondent for her Alumnae Class Council.

Fun Facts

Her favorite words include "epiphany," "chortle," and "passion."

She loves musical theatre and is known to burst out into song.

Although she loves many genres of literature, she is particularly partial to British Victorian novels, especially mysteries (such as those by Wilkie Collins).

Alex is of Cuban descent, and speaks Spanish fluently. You can see her singing in Spanish on her television debut--the Sesame Street segment entitled "Big Bird Learns Cuban Games."

Writing Samples

If you'd like to check out some of Alex's work, click on the links below. For a more complete list of publications/articles written by or featuring Alex, or to ask for writing samples, check out her Google+ page or contact her on LinkedIn.