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Alexandra Petri

American Columnist

**Alexandra A. Petri** is an American humorist and newspaper columnist. According to [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandra\_Petri ""), in 2010 she became the youngest person to have a column in The Washington Post; she also runs the ComPost blog on the paper's website, on which she formerly worked with Dana Milbank. Petri graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard University with a degree in English, concentrating in classics, in 2010; while there she joined the Harvard Stand Up Comedy Society, worked with the Hasty Pudding Club, and wrote for the Internet comedy series On Harvard Time and for the Harvard Crimson.