Who is Sasha?

My name is Alexandra Shashkevich. I’m Russian, and Sasha is short for Alexandra. When I immigrated to the United States at the age of 13, I made everyone call me Alex. But Sasha is a name that’s at my core.

Why Scribes?

I’m a writer by profession. I have worked as a journalist for about five years, spending most of my time as a reporter at The Chicago Tribune. I recently moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, and I wanted to find an outlet to write about my adventures and explorations. That’s how Sasha Scribes was born.

What is Sasha Scribes?

This website is a collection of personal vignettes and random scribbles about my journey of exploring the West Coast, California and the San Francisco Bay Area.