Degrees held:
M.S., Accounting, San Jose State University
B.A., Biological Anthropology, University of California, San Diego
B.S., General Biology, University of California, San Diego

Teaching experience:
COM 102: Public Speaking in the Digital Age (instructor-of-record)
COM 210: Multimedia Content Creation (lab instructor)

Research interests:
Science communication
Media literacy
Science media literacy
Corporate social responsibility
Narrative persuasion

2016 CalCPA PSV Chapter Scholarship Award 

Alexandra Fil, M.S., comes from an interdisciplinary background. As an undergraduate student, she double majored in General Biology and Biological Anthropology at UC San Diego. Having come from a family of accountants, Alexandra spent the next few years working as an accountant in industry, gaining experience in real estate, non-profits, and hospitality. In 2020, she graduated with her Master’s in accounting from San Jose State University and then worked for Moss Adams. During her time at Moss Adams, she decided that accounting was not her path, and that her true passion lay in science communication. Specifically, Alexandra is interested in finding ways to make complex, politicized scientific topics like climate change, vaccine science, and clean energy easier to understand and more approachable for older adults who lack a science background. As a lifelong lover of all things movies, television, and literature, Alexandra hopes to find a way to merge her love for fictional media with science communication and thus create scientific, educational content that is as entertaining as it is informative. Since May 2021, Alexandra has maintained a media-centric website,, where she reviews movies, books, and television on a weekly basis. She loves finding “hidden gems” in art and giving them a platform. Other topics she covers include disability representation, feminism, narrative persuasion, corporate social responsibility, and science portrayals in media. After graduating from Washington State University, Alexandra hopes to pursue a Ph.D.