Alexandra Pentel at The Lawn, University of Virginia, April, 2017

Alexandra Pentel at The Lawn, University of Virginia, April, 2017



Alexandra Pentel is a detail-oriented Chemistry student at The University of Virginia with experience in analytical chemistry, teaching, non-profit work, and photography.


I'm Alexandra and I'm a third year college student from Jacksonville, FL. I love my hometown and I love traveling to new places; some of my favorite destinations have been Italy, Spain, Vietnam, and the Dominican Republic. Some of my favorite things include dancing, Elvis Presley, Elton John, a good bowl of phở, being on the beach, and you.

Especially you. 



The Bolles School (2010 - 2014). Academic Top 10%, Board of Trustees Award Recipient, National Merit Scholar, National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, Joe Berg Academic Society, Symphony President, Dance Team Co-Captain.

University of Virginia (2014 - Present). Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (with American Chemical Society Certification), Chemistry Teaching Assistant (Graduate Level, Course: Determination of Molecular Structure via X-Ray Diffraction Methods, CHEM 5380), Chemistry Tutor.

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IfYoureReadingThis.Org Non-Profit Founder and President (2017-Present). Founded and designed a non-profit to connect individuals who have a desire to support peers with mental illness with college students struggling with mental illness. is a pioneer organization, as its focus is on action and connection, rather than simple awareness.

In The News: Cavalier Daily ArticleThe Bolles School Article.

X-Tasee Dance Crew (2014-Present). X-TASEE Dance Crew is UVA’s oldest and most prestigious competitive dance group.

Alpha Phi Fraternity (2015-Present), Director of Marketing (2015-2017).

Other: Clarinet, Photography, Graphic & Web Design. 



Web Design, Photography, Dance, Clarinet, Peer and Assistant Teaching, Laboratory Technique, and Data Analysis.

Operation of and data analysis with the following analytical chemistry methods and instruments: Bruker Kappa Duo CCD Single-Crystal Diffractometer (X-Ray Crystallography), Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry, Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy, UV-Vis Spectroscopy, Gas Chromatography (GC-MS), Liquid Chromatography (LC-MS and HPLC-UV), Electrochemistry, and Fluorescence Spectroscopy (Tecan Plate Reader).