Alexa spent every weekend throughout the year on the North Fork until she finally became a full-time resident in 2017. Growing up swimming and fishing on the Peconics has fostered a deep interest and appreciation for the Peconic Estuary. She is now dedicated to the conservation of local coastal waters and reaching out to anyone interested in learning more about marine science and conservation. Alexa received a Bachelor of Science degree from Fairfield University in 2015 and has also completed a Masters in Marine Conservation and Policy at Stony Brook University. Her work experiences include working as a museum technician at the National Museum of Natural History in the Invertebrate Zoology department. Her favorite invertebrates are oysters! She is looking forward to working with Peconic Baykeeper for the 2021 season and contributing to their great work protecting the estuary.