Alexandra Desaulniers

Program Manager

Alexandra joined BU Washington in August 2021 after ten years in public affairs, volunteer and events management in non-profits, and higher education in both New England and Washington, D.C. She is a champion of interpersonal communication, stewarding collaborative relationships with students, faculty, alumni, and external stakeholders. In her expanded role with the program, Alexandra conducts year-round recruitment of students on Main Campus, outreach to BU DC’s robust network of alumni and mentors, and manages student affairs, events, and office logistics throughout the academic year. 

Having received Bachelors degrees in Anthropology and Theater/Dance at Colby College in her home state of Maine, Alexandra is currently pursuing her Masters in International Higher Education from the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. Beyond her office work, Alexandra is an avid cyclist and dedicated volunteer with Wreaths Across America and other veterans service organizations. She is also a talented professional singer and actress, having performed extensively on stage and in film in the DMV, and is excited to share her passion for D.C. art, culture, and history with BU Terriers.