Dr. Alexandra Sellassie Antohin serves as Grants Manager for CorpsAfrica. Most recently, Alexandra served as Director of Education at Vermont Folklife and developed community-based learning programs and initiatives for K-12, higher education and public educational settings.
Previous to this role, she managed the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's digital archive, AVOICE, and expanded engagement and inclusion of local schools and youth organizations at forums such as the Annual Legislative Conference. Alexandra has a PhD in Social Anthropology (University College London) and has performed academic roles for institutions such as George Washington University, Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Middlebury College, Westchester Community College and University of Alaska Fairbanks. In her free time, she enjoys creative outlets such as music and writing and contributes to heritage advocacy projects for the African continent and global Black diaspora.