Alexandra B Laffey

Senior Research Aide

Alexandra Laffey is a senior research aide for Project RAISE. RAISE aims to understand the biological, personal, familial, social, school and neighborhood factors that promote or undermine the development of adaptive social and academic skills during adolescence and emerging adulthood. Laffey currently teaches seventh-grade language arts at Ligon GT Magnet Middle School, where she coaches softball and volunteers with a basketball team that mentors at-risk students. She is excited to be part of Project RAISE because it expands her work with adolescents into the research field.


  • B.S. Education, West Chester University of Pennsylvania