Alexa Mohsenzadeh

Alexa Mohsenzadeh

Emory University

National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG)

Advocacy, Medicine/Healthcare

Alexa Mohsenzadeh studies Gender, Globalisation, and Rights at the University of Galway. In the fall of 2024, she will begin her studies for a law degree at UCLA. A resident of Atlanta, Georgia, she graduated from Emory University with degrees in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology and Ethics. She received Emory’s most prestigious merit scholarship, the Robert W. Woodruff Scholarship, for demonstrating outstanding achievement in academics and music. As the Co-Founder and CEO of the nonprofit Her Drive, Alexa led the distribution of 1.1 million period and hygiene products globally, including 45 states across the US, the UK, Canada, and Mexico since 2020. Through this work, she has mentored over 1200 volunteers and supported a diverse range of populations, including immigrant detainees and refugees, low-income students, rural and Indigenous communities, LGBTQ+ youth, and survivors of domestic violence. Recognized as 1 of “50 Period Heroes” nationwide, Her Drive partnered with Always and Walmart this year to distribute 50,000 period products to people in need in Georgia, Illinois, and Louisiana. At Emory, Alexa conducted research in neuroethics, compassion-based ethics, and feminist neuroscience with aims to integrate feminist, cross-cultural perspectives into our scientific and legal awareness. She also worked for the nonprofit, New American Pathways, where she supported newly arriving refugees in Georgia by improving their access to community resources as they underwent the resettlement process. She was the principal percussionist of the Emory University Symphony Orchestra and is proficient in Persian and French. Long-term, Alexa is driven to improve women’s health outcomes through rights advocacy and reform.