Alexandra Johnson is a Senior Legal Assistant in the New York office of Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, a national law firm with offices in the District of Columbia, New York, California, Tennessee, and Maryland. She received her B.A. in Philosophy summa cum laude with departmental honors from the University of Pennsylvania, with minors in Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies, History of Art, and Law & Society. She was also awarded membership to the Phi Beta Kappa Society as part of the top 8% of her graduating class.
As a University of Pennsylvania Civic Scholar, Alexandra was part of a cohort of undergraduates who complete an intensive four-year program dedicated to social justice and civic engagement. For her Civic Scholars senior capstone project, which received the Israel Goldstein award, she examined how religious charities for women complicate the question of whether religious institutions forward or hinder feminist progress.
Alexandra was also the President of the Penn Debate Society and the American Parliamentary Debate Association, the nation’s oldest collegiate debate league. Starting her sophomore year, she was continuously ranked in the top 10 debaters in the country. Throughout college, Alexandra worked as a research assistant at Penn’s law school, medical school, and philosophy department. She previously interned at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Legal Aid Society, and the Brookings Institution.
Alexandra will enroll at Yale Law School in the fall of 2021, having deferred her enrollment to work at Sanford Heisler Sharp.
- Bachelor of Arts, University of Pennsylvania College of Arts & Sciences, summa cum laude, 2019