Originally from Fargo, North Dakota, Alexandra Gross graduated magna cum laude from New York University in 2010. She entered the MA/PhD program at William & Mary in 2012 and was the recipient of William & Mary's Kelso Fellowship in Early American Studies for 2012-2014. Alex received her MA degree in January 2014. Having changed her direction since entering the program, her current research explores women's online communication in the early days of the World Wide Web. She loves music and is currently teaching herself how to play the guitar.