Alexa Vakratsis is a junior at Siena Heights University majoring in criminal justice with a minor in psychology.
In August 2014, Alexa packed her bags and headed to the place where dreams come true – Disney World. More specifically, she signed on to participate in the Disney College Program (DCP) in Orlando, Florida. She has worked at Epcot and Disney's Animal Kingdom and enjoyed her Disney experience so much that she's extended her internship twice! Siena Heights University offers a robust selection of online classes, so for this semester Alexa has been able to stay connected to Siena and her studies from afar.
Before starting her internship, Alexa was a member of the Siena Heights Saints women's soccer team.
Siena Heights University has made a big impact on Alexa. "Siena Heights University is a second home to me and it has felt that way since the first day I stepped on campus. I love so much about the place I've chose to receive an education: the professors I have learned from, the forever friends I have made, and the beauty of the campus all come together to form a college that I find myself bragging about to everyone I meet. Despite how much fun I'm having at Disney, I am excited to return to SHU and pick up where I left off!"
Post graduation, Alexa hopes to return to Florida and put her criminal justice degree to good use. Her goal is to find a career that will challenge her daily and allow her to help people and make a diference. And she isn't ruling out a return to Disney, saying, "if I found myself back at Disney, I would not be surprised – the possibilities are endless."
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