Alexandra Shipman was born in Beaufort, South Carolina. Her father was a Judge Advocate General (JAG) in the Marine Corps for over 20 years, and Alexandra lived all over the U.S. before her family settled in Palm Springs, CA. Alexandra became interested in giving back to the community at a young age, spending four years volunteering in the Eisenhower Medical Center in both the Emergency Room and the Lucy Curci Cancer Center.
Alexandra became interested in the law early on. She joined the mock trial team in high school and interned at Best Best & Krieger while an undergraduate. She also interned at the U.S. Attorney’s Office (Civil Branch, San Diego) while completing her undergraduate degree.
While attending the University of California- San Diego for her Bachelor of Arts, Alexandra earned Provost’s Honors and graduated in three years. Her degree is in Political Science-International Relations, with a minor in History.
Alexandra attended law school at the Chapman University School of Law and worked at the Orange County District Attorney’s Office (HEAT Unit), as well as the Family Law and Elder Law Center at Chapman University. While obtaining her Juris Doctor (JD), she obtained the highest grade in Legal Research & Writing for two semesters in a row, winning two CALI Awards (award given to the student who achieves the highest grade). She was also a member of the Chapman Women Lawyer’s Association and worked as an Editor of the law school newspaper, The Courier.
Alexandra enjoys hiking, traveling, and cycling in her spare time. She recently completed a 100-mile bike ride to raise money for MS (multiple sclerosis) charities as well as research.