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Alexandra "Sasha" Stein


Alexandra "Sasha" Stein

My name, Alexandra Stein, stems from the Greek word meaning, "defender of mankind", but I often just go by the common Russian derivative: Sasha. Born in Houston, I was raised to have a lot of Texan pride. Currently, I am interested in pursuing a career in business, working toward my B.S. in psychology, with a chemistry minor and a certificate in information science and information studies.


Ever since I was little, I have wanted to make an impact in life. I fill up every minute of my day, constantly staying busy because I enjoy staying active. I have great pride being a Dukie, and as such, I have no problem sharing my school spirit and knowledge about this university to prospective students as an Undergraduate Admissions Ambassador (aka tour guide) and as a member of the First-Year Advisory Counselor Board. I’m also a member of the Varsity Women's fencing team, which makes my Duke spirit and competitive fire even stronger.

Through the Baldwin Scholars program, I have not only been challenged, but I have also been encouraged. The unique female community fosters an intellectual and creative support network. We have a myriad of interests which encourages more outreach and diversity. My experience thus far has helped me fine-tune my character and truly broaden my way of thinking both inside and outside of the classroom environment.