Withering of the Great Ash Tree
A few years ago, Alexandra traveled to the Never Never with Ben, Dresden, and a few other friends several years ago. The changes in her life that were the result were beyond anything one could imagine. Alexandra had become a Wizard, and much more. It may have been meant to be or it may have been some tricky twist of fate that changed her, but either way she also no longer qualifies as ‘technically’ human. During her time in the Never Never, she was given a ring of power called Badal Banhu. During the trial that came with the ring, her hair turned green and grows from the roots in that color now. Another less pleasant result is that she must be very careful to never allow a soul gaze to occur. Since she became a Wizard, anyone who has done so has either gone unconscious or into a coma. Due to her unusual circumstances and acquisition of power, the White Council was very interested in her. When the Merlin Gazed her, it took him an hour to regain consciousness. He invited her to join the White Council; she declined. That kind of organization is really not her thing. Instead, she asked to become in independent power and it was granted. They ceded Santa Cruz to her, and she promised to watch over it as a Warden might.
She is a professor at UC Santa Cruz, as well as an Archeologist. She is the History Department Chair and teaches “History 101” and a “Mythology in History” class. She is also asked to sub for the lower division chemistry classes on occasion due to her natural knack in the subject. She is versatile, so to speak. Her classes are the best attended classed for the entire faculty. Current events, specifically about war and the environment, are things that she pays particular attention to.