Alexandra Gardner is a strong believer in the empowerment of youth in urban communities. As a member of Jack and Jill of America, she has had the foundation and principles of community service instilled in her from a young age. Alexandra has participated in Detroit PAL as a cheerleader, junior coach and assistant coach. She sees the importance of such an organization in the lives of the youth participants as well as fostering a sense of fulfillment in the adult volunteers.
Alexandra graduated from Detroit Renaissance High school in 2008 and entered the University of Michigan. There she studied Psychology, as well as participated in research with the Ann Arbor Veterans Hospital where she studied Neuropsychology and Mental Disorders in the Veteran population. Upon receiving her bachelors in Psychology, she pursued a Masters of Public Administration (MPA) with the University of Michigan. Alexandra obtained her MPA in December of 2014, and is extremely excited to work with Detroit PAL; the organization that laid the foundations of team work and character in her as a child, and served her with a sense of community as an adult.
Alexandra is also a member of the National Association for Public Administrators as well as a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.