Alexandra Coppa

Rhode Island 2018

Alexandra Coppa

State: Rhode Island

School: Brown University

College Major: Neuroscience

Scholarship Winnings: $5,200

Social Impact Initiative: HEALing Souls: Eating Disorder Treatment and Awareness

Miss America empowered me to: use my voice to spread awareness of eating disorders and to mentor others to pursue recovery, allowing me to turn my struggle into inspiration for others.

Bio: I am a 22-year-old graduate of Brown University with a degree in neuroscience. After Miss America, I will attend Salve Regina University to pursue my Master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis before entering medical school. I plan to become a neuropsychiatrist, specializing in eating disorders. Correspondingly, my platform is called HEALing Souls: Eating Disorder Treatment and Awareness. The word HEAL represents Project HEAL, a national nonprofit that raises money through a treatment grant program for those who cannot afford tools for recovery. I established a chapter at Brown and through this program and the NEDA helpline, I work as a mentor and advisor for those suffering.

Photo credit: Yachin Parham