Alexa Beil is a research assistant for Arts as Civic Commons, a project that explores how learners can investigate civic topics and develop civic agency through looking at and making art. Before joining Project Zero, Alexa was an educator at art and children's museums. She is interested in arts equity and accessibility. Alexa is also is an artist working mainly in fiber arts and painting. She holds an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Arts in Education and a B.A. from Penn State in Art History.