Alexandra is a native New Yorker, graduate of Skidmore College, and currently resides in NYC. She has worked in the competitive world of real estate for over eighteen years. She always had a foot in the US and in Europe, as both her parents were European-born. Alexandra has lived in Paris and later in Milan, and is fluent in French and Italian. For decades, Elizabeth Bellak (Ariana) kept Renia’s diary to herself, locked away in a vault, perhaps never to be discovered. At the urging of her daughter Alexandra, she decided to bring the story to light.