A freshman at Suffolk University, and a diabetic since she was 9 years old, Alexa LoDuca is excited to be a new writer at eps. Alexa resides in Boston, but lives in New Hampshire when she is home from college. She is the President of the Suffolk University College Diabetes Network chapter, volunteers for the JDRF, has worked for a diabetes summer camp, and is an advocate for children and young adults with diabetes. Alexa competes in the Miss America local pageants, and uses type 1 diabetes awareness as her platform. A fun fact about her is that she auditioned this past fall for American Idol. In her free time, Alexa loves to spend time with friends, explore Boston, visit Lake Winnipesaukee, sing, and relax on the beach.