ISF Student / Alexandria F.
Hometown: DeSoto, TX
Attending school: Texas Tech
In spite of facing tremendous hardship, Alexandria has proven herself a strong and inspirational leader.
Surrounded by poverty and drug abuse, she was born to a single mother and to a father who was incarcerated and whom she didn’t meet until the age of nine. For the next six years, she not only found herself having to support her family financially, but was subjected to physical, emotional and sexual abuse. Finally, at the age of seventeen, Alexandria was able to receive therapy and become a foster child.
She had witnessed firsthand, the despair and hopelessness expressed by children in her neighborhood and rather than succumb to those same emotions, she made the conscious decision to set a personal goal and follow her hopes and dreams while inspiring as many others as she could to ignore the dismal statistics and follow in her footsteps.
Alexandria does not believe in using the past as a crutch and her achievements are proof that she is not only true to her passion for encouraging others, but a natural leader as well.
She is team captain of her golf team, captain of the debate team, volunteers for the Desoto Youth Advisory Council and is a mentor for troubled girls with R.U.F.F. Diamonds.
Alexandria maintains a 3.4 GPA while working and has been accepted to Texas Tech University to pursue a major in Biology and a minor in English with the goal of obtaining a BA and starting her own non-profit.