ALEXANDRIA ZAGBAYOU

Alexandra Zagbayou is the Executive Director of Student U, an organization with the mission to empower students in the Durham Public Schools to own their education by developing the academic skills and personal well-being necessary to succeed in college and beyond. As the child of a first generation college student, Alexandra believes education has the power to be a revolutionary agent for people and communities and power tool to create a just and equitable world. To act on those beliefs, she has worked in partnership with students, parents and the Durham community at Student U for the past decade. She dreams of a world where organizations like Student U no longer exist and every person is able to reach his or her full potential because our systems and institutions are just and equitable. Until that vision is reached, she is thankful to do work that is meaningful, urgent and necessary alongside an incredible personal and professional community.