Alexandria “Alex” Wheeler was born in Hampton, Virginia and moved when she was 5 to live in both South and North Carolina. She returned to the area in 2007 to attend Hampton University, and decided to make this home. Since a young age, Alex has always been actively engaged in her community. Some of her recent activities include helping build homes for families, mentoring elementary and middle school children, and serving as an election official for the last 6 years. Although her background is in the sciences, she has a true passion for education and service within her community, and she truly lives by her favorite motto from Gandhi: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Alex leads the Women’s Rights Interest Group with VA BLOC.