Alexandria Persaud, '19

Education, Culture, and Society, M.S.Ed.

Mechanical Engineering, B.S. Boston University

Hello! My name is Alex and I'm from Norfolk, Virginia. I completed my bachelors degree at Boston University where I studied Mechanical Engineering and now I'm a student at Penn in the Education, Culture, and Society (ECS) master's program. Weird transition, right? I chose Penn because I wanted to combine my passion for STEM and my passion for education and I knew that the ECS program would allow me that flexibility. Fun fact: I'm actually the youngest person in my cohort at Penn because I chose to transition straight from my undergraduate program to a graduate program! When I'm not working I love to go to baseball games (Go Sox!) or just explore whatever city I'm in. I've spent over ten years playing the violin, so the symphony also has a very special place in my heart. Here is where I'm going to be talking about my experiences at Penn, my transition from engineering to education, and my findings in Philadelphia!


Posts by Alexandria Persaud, '19

I am one of the youngest people in my cohort because I decided to begin my graduate school journey immediately after finishing my undergraduate degree. I got my bachelor’s degree at Boston University, where I fell deeply in love with the city of Boston; therefore, when applying to graduate programs, I knew that I wanted to continue to live in a big city. I had never been to Philadelphia before...

My favorite part of exploring a new city is touring the coffee shops! I truly believe that a local coffee shop can tell you a lot about a city or area. Plus, I love trying new coffees and finding new places to study!

The first coffee shop I explored was ReAnimator Coffee Roasters on 47th and Pine St. Before I even walked in, I knew that it had a good vibe, which was reinforced by the...