Alexandria Niewijk is a nonfiction writer from Honolulu, Hawaii. She graduated from Yale School of Medicine (MPH), Palo Alto University (M.S. Psychology) and the School for International Training. is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and USAID/U.S. Foreign Service. She was the Lucy Grealy award recipient for the Bennington MFA Writing Seminars 2011 and a scholarship recipient for Port Townsend Writers Conference and Squaw Valley Writers Conference and Aloha Writers Conference. She is currently writing memoir about her 20 years abroad in dangerous areas and her mother’s life with brain cancer. Alex surfs, is a long distance ocean swimmer, dances many types of dance, is a Mermaid of Hawaii (synchronized swimming), is a massage therapist, and helps people wherever she can.