Alexa Kittendorf is a fourth-year student at the University of Washington, where she is pursuing dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Sociology and Law, Societies, and Justice. Her academic journey has been driven by a deep-seated passion for human rights and a critical examination of systemic inequalities within the United States criminal justice system.
Originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan, Alexa made the cross-country move to Seattle, Washington, to attend the University of Washington and expand her horizons. Beyond her studies, she is deeply committed to making a difference in the community. Currently, Alexa is volunteering with the Seattle Clemency Project, where she assists in legal cases involving juveniles seeking parole, advocating for justice and second chances.
Upon graduating from the University of Washington, Alexa’s goal is to attend law school and specialize as a human rights attorney, championing the cause of those whose voices have been marginalized.
Alexa is thrilled to be interning with the World Affairs Council as a Community Programs Intern, where she looks forward to gaining invaluable experiences and opportunities.