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Alexandra Kukoff

biography

I'm a half-deaf writer and journalist. For work samples, see below: My short fiction for Seventeen Magazine: http://www.seventeen.com/entertainment/features/fiction-contest-winner-2011 My interview with Seventeen Magazine: http://www.seventeen.com/fun/ann/fiction-contest-winner My National Gold Medal through the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards (I've recently won more, including one Gold and four Silvers!): http://www.artandwriting.org/media/244700 My interview with ABC: http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=resources/lifestyle_community/kids&id=9071318 My interview with HuffPost Live: http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/highlight/girls-who-code/557af482fe344468ef000496 My pieces on Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg's organization encouraging women to seize opportunities in the workforce as well as in their personal lives: http://leanin.org/news-inspiration/fear-of-missing-out-by-leaning-in/ http://tmblr.co/ZrvGTs10AAAni My piece in Hearing Health Magazine, the magazine through the Hearing Health Foundation, one of the biggest research centers for the deaf and hard-of-hearing: http://www.hearinghealthfoundation.org/eyes_to_hear_with My piece on Cogito, a profiler of young scientists through Johns Hopkins: https://cogito.cty.jhu.edu/38853/eyes-to-hear-with/ An article about me on a technology blog through UPenn: http://kwhs.wharton.upenn.edu/2013/04/lens-of-opportunity-alex-kukoffs-incredible-virtual-community-connection/ A Wall Street Journal article where I'm mentioned: http://online.wsj.com/articles/reshma-saujanis-ambitious-plan-for-technology-1415237831 A column I wrote about female entrepreneurs for Amy Poehler's Smart Girls at the Party: http://amysmartgirls.com/tag/alexandra-kukoff I was a 2014 ANNpower Fellow and Grantee, through the clothing company ANNTaylor and the Hillary Clinton backed organization, Vital Voices! Take a look: http://annpower.vitalvoices.org/ I was in the 2014 Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program, and was selected to blog about my experiences! Take a look: http://girlswhocode.tumblr.com/post/91757852056/5-tips-from-a-girls-who-code-student-on-how-to-survive I combined my Computer Science skills and a love of writing for the entertainment site Cambio, where I have a column called Coding and Friends: http://www.cambio.com/2014/10/24/coding-and-friends-introduction-conditions-and-kimye I'm a Youth Poet Ambassador for Los Angeles for the 2016-17 year! Check out my piece for Bustle: http://www.bustle.com/articles/105613-what-its-like-to-be-a-debutante Check out my interviews for Mogul, including those with The Hollywood Reporter's Kim Masters, Top Chef's Gail Simmons, and the activist Gloria Steinem! https://onmogul.com/alex-kukoff

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work experience

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education

Oak Park Independent School 2012 - 2016

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UCLA Class of 2020 English, Creative Writing, Film 2016 - 2020

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Honors and awards: National Gold and Silver Medalist, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Seventeen Mag Fiction Contest Winner ANNpower Fellow and Grantee ABC "Cool Kid" Youth Poet Ambassador for Los Angeles Star Scholar and Marie Panec Community Service Award winner
Interests: Writing (fiction & nonfiction) Journalism Innovation

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