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Alexandria Eregbu

Resident from 10.01.2016–10.30.2016

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Alexandria Eregbu was born on July of 1991 to her two parents: Obinna, a retired athlete from Nigeria and Ericka, a fiery young woman from the West Side of Chicago. That very same year the Chicago Bulls had won their first NBA Championship, Miss Black America had been raped, Rodney King had been beaten by L.A.’s police force, and the Cold War was declared over. Alexandria’s middle name “Ijeoma” means “safe journey,” given by her father after his sister’s passing. Eregbu spent most of her childhood in the company of her younger sister, Erin and familial matriarchs— watching Disney, collecting objects, playing dress up in mom’s military uniform, and admiring dad’s athletic accomplishments. She still has an aspiration to see the world on a magic carpet.