Alexa Joy Sherman

Education: University of California, San Diego

Alexa Joy Sherman is a freelance journalist and author whose work has appeared in Parents, Fitness, Women's Health, Family Circle,  O: The Oprah Magazine, and more. Additionally, writing as Alexa Young, she penned the four-book YA fiction series Frenemies, which was turned into a Disney Channel TV-movie starring the network’s Bella Thorne and Zendaya.

After earning a bachelor’s degree in Literature/Writing from the University of California, San Diego, she joined Capitol Records where she worked in a variety of departments, from publicity to marketing to the office of the executive vice president. She then held positions at the music industry trade magazine Hits working as an executive assistant then an associate editor. Transitioning to consumer publications, she served as senior associate editor for the teen magazine Jump and senior editor for Shape.

She then coauthored two nonfiction books: Goal Digger Fitness and The Happy Hook-up. Making a return to magazine editing, she served as deputy editor for Natural Health, and worked on multiple titles for B2B beauty trade publisher Creative Age. She has also continued to write books for young readers including Disney novels based on the hit TV series "Girl Meets World" and "Andi Mack."

About Shape

Shape is an award-winning digital fitness, wellness, and beauty destination that offers inclusive, trusted, and empowering expert-led guidance and advice for anyone at any point in their wellness journey. Our library of more than 11,000 stories reaches more than 7 million readers monthly who want to prioritize their health, have fun, and lead an active lifestyle while also cutting through the noise of quick fixes and unvetted fads.

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