As Outreach Manager for the Swearer Center, Alex helps build strong and effective student initiatives by collecting and sharing stories about their work on campus and beyond. In addition to promoting opportunities for public service and social innovation at the Center, Alex works on building a broad, engaged network in which students, alumni, faculty, and local partners can connect, share resources, and support one another in their ventures.
A Rhode Island native and graduate of Middlebury College, Alex has spent many years residing in small communities and chasing down opportunities to help serve and strengthen them. Upon graduating from Middlebury with a B.A. in English, Alex was awarded a two-year fellowship at the Vermont Community Foundation, the state’s largest grant maker. There she helped to envision and execute the Foundation’s printed and digital communication strategies. After a six-month solo journey around the world, Alex resettled in Providence as the Web Assistant for Rhode Island School of Design Continuing Education and a volunteer at Farm Fresh Rhode Island. She joined the Swearer Center in October 2012, excited by the opportunity to help stir up and share the creative energy and social innovation snowballing in her home state. Alex also continues to do freelance photography and serve as a member of the Grab the Torch 30/30 Leadership Council.