M.A. candidate in the Sociology and Education program
Alexandria Lowe is an M.A. candidate in the Sociology and Education program at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her passion for helping Black and Brown students in the United States’ educational system motivates her. Growing up in Queens, New York, one of the most diverse cities in the world, Alex was surrounded by people of varied races and cultures. However, during her undergraduate experience, Alex began to notice how the reality of certain inequalities affected children and families of color, especially within the realm of education. This realization encourages her to examine how the school system has viewed students of color and their ability to succeed, as well as how these students survive and thrive in school while battling negative self-fulfilling prophecies placed on them historically.
With her degree, Alex plans on creating actionable and meaningful change in the world for these students, and beyond. She is determined to be part of the reformation of a system that is finally inclusive of Black and Brown students.
In addition to her being a student at TC, Alex is a kindergarten teacher at a public school in Brooklyn. She enjoys working with these young students of color as they acquire the skills needed to succeed.
Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Special Education and minor in Sociology from the University of Miami