Alexandra Klesin is a research assistant for the Rhythms & Blues study at the Child Mind Institute. Her responsibilities include research data collection, data management, and assisting with the scoring of assessments and questionnaires.
Alexandra graduated from Mount Saint Mary College magna cum laude, with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She interned at the Kaplan Career Academy, where she worked hands-on with adolescents with emotional and behavioral disorders. She also interned as a research assistant for the University of Ljubljana’s Faculty of Social Sciences, Center for Welfare Studies where she assisted on an international research and innovation project called “Me-We.” Me-We promotes the mental health and well-being of Adolescent Young Carers (AYCs) by using effective intervention plans to strengthen their resilience during their transition into adulthood. Currently, Alexandra also works as a part-time ABA Therapist for children with ASD.
Ultimately, she wishes to pursue a degree in clinical psychology and to help youth affected by mental illnesses and/or learning disabilities blossom in all areas of life.
- BA, Psychology, Mount Saint Mary College