Luca Alexander was born and raised in Wisconsin and is currently in their final year of studies at Tufts University, pursuing degrees in both Religion and Middle Eastern studies. A “second generation” revert who took their shahada at nineteen, a decade after her mother, Luca hopes to pursue a graduate career in Religious or Islamic Studies with a focus on conversion, gender, and sexuality. Throughout their career at Tufts, they have been active in the university’s Muslim Student Association, Mixed Martial Arts Club, CAFE, the university’s interfaith dialogue group, and performed several spoken word pieces at various events. Luca is also currently a Case Management Intern at International Institute of New England, which provides resettlement assistance for refugees and asylees from all over the world. You can follow them on Twitter @LucaRNAlexander.