Alexandra Zalewski ’20 MPA ’24, of Orange County, California, is concentrating in the Woodrow Wilson School. She hopes to pursue a career in conflict stabilization and is interested in understanding conditions on the ground through direct engagement with locals. She is passionate about learning languages and is taking Arabic and Russian courses to prepare for addressing conflict stabilization issues in regions using those languages. In summer 2019, Zalewski was a SINSI intern, working on Venezuela Security Sector Stabilization in the U.S. State Department at the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations. In summer 2018, she was awarded a Critical Language Scholarship by the State Department and studied Arabic in Jordan for eight weeks. On campus, she volunteers as a researcher for the Princeton Asylum Project to write affidavits for asylum applicants. She also is a Matriculate Advising Fellow, advising three high-achieving, low-income high schoolers with the mission of helping them gain acceptance to selective universities. Zalewski is the 2020 Terrence A. Elkes Graduate Scholar in the Nation’s Service.