Alexandra Curtis served as Miss Rhode Island 2015 and was named a Quality of Life award finalist at Miss America 2016 for her platform “Leading Ladies: Equipping Young Women With the Skills to Lead.” Curtis has been a featured speaker at various major political events including Running Start’s Young Women’s Political Leadership Summit and the New England Women's Policy Conference. In 2019 she represented Rhode Island at Miss Earth USA, focusing her advocacy on environmental sustainability. For her work with "Leading Ladies" she was honored at the 10th annual Young Women to Watch Awards, was named on Rare’s 2016 Under 40 List, and Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England's 2018 Leading Women of Distinction. She continues her platform work as a speaker at local schools and universities. Curtis is a two time TEDxSpeaker, with talks titled “Leading Ladies: Why Representation Matters" and "Daring Daily: The Power of Practicing Courage."
Curtis holds a B.A. in Political Science and Public Relations from Syracuse University, a Master of Public Affairs from Brown University, a Master of Science in Administration of Justice and Homeland Security from Salve Regina University, and an A.A. focused on Emergency Management from Community College of Rhode Island. During her time at Syracuse, she served as student body president and earned distinction for her research in political science. After graduating, she worked in Washington, DC as Star Fellow for Running Start, a nonprofit organization that trains young women for political leadership.
In March 2017 Alexandra enlisted in the Rhode Island Army National Guard as a Human Resources Specialist. In fall 2019 she commissioned into the Field Artillery as a Second Lieutenant after completing Officer Candidate School. She currently serves full-time as a Public Affairs Specialist.
Through her advocacy, she remains dedicated to bringing young women into fields where women have been historically underrepresented.
Photo by Justin Hammond Photography 2019