Alexandra Rain is the author of Growing Pains. She is also an awarded writer: Livingston Award Finalist for National Reporting (2023), Society for Features Journalism First Place for Best Narrative Essay (2023), among others. Alexandra loves to read, write, and dance.


She studied modern dance at the University of Utah, where she also got a B.Sc. in Psychology and a minor in writing/rhetoric. Alexandra grew up dancing and is trained in ballet, contemporary, jazz, and hip-hop. She practices yoga also. She also likes to paint, collage, and act.