Alexa Girkout is a sophomore at the University of Southern California, currently pursuing a major in Print and Digital Journalism. Raised in the Bay Area, Alexa grew up in a sports culture defined by heated rivalries and intense devotion. She is a particularly fervent San Francisco Giants fan and sometimes considers the transition to Los Angeles a move into enemy territory. When she's not absorbed in the sporting realm, she enjoys reading, cooking and listening to music. Follow Alexa on Twitter @girkout.