Alexa Woodward is a graduate student in the Bioethics program at Columbia University School of Professional Studies. Hailing from Northern California, she graduated with honors from California State University Chico with a Bachelor of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology in 2015, having also competed an Honors Thesis focused on autonomy, futility, and end of life issues and undergraduate research on the molecular and genetic aspects of diabetes. After graduate school, she plans on applying to Ph.D. programs in the health sciences that are interdisciplinary in nature. She is also an Associate Fellow in the Precision Medicine: Ethics, Politics, and Culture project through the Center for the Study of Social Difference. Outside of academia, Alexa is an ardent fitness enthusiast, artist, and vocalist.