Alexandra McCollister

Hometown: New London, North Carolina

Education:

B.S. Geology; B.A. Physics, University of North Carolina Wilmington

M.A. International Development, University of Denver – Josef Korbel School of International Studies, expected Summer 2019

Prior to joining the Peace Corps in Malawi from 2015-2017, Alexandra was interested in researching earthquake seismology to better predict natural disasters in disaster-prone countries. However, after living and working alongside a rural international community for two years in Malawi, she shifted her focus to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, though she still has a strong desire to explore innovative research methods.