Hometown: Pembroke Pines, FL
high school: Everglades High School
Alexandra Sailsman has spent seven years working with metal, ceramic, and composite materials. She received her BS in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT in 2013. Her work has ranged from construction materials to cancer research to aerospace. She currently works as a Process Engineer for II-VI Incorporated, manufacturing composites for the semiconductor industry and defense products. She received an MIT Institute award for community outreach and serves the youth and young adults at her church. She lives outside of Philadelphia with her husband, daughter, and cat.