Aixa Kidd

Aixa Kidd
Deputy Director of CareerLAB, Director of BrownConnect

Aixa Kidd joined the CareerLAB team in June 2014 as the Director of BrownConnect, a new initiative linking students to the Brown community for career success.  She works with the Brown community to increase summer positions posted by alumni, parents and friends of the University, increase funding for low paying and unpaid internship and research opportunities, and connect students with alumni, parents and friends of the university for valuable mentorship and career advice.  She has worked for the past 15 years in higher education previously at Clark University and The Boston Conservatory. She received her BA from Bowdoin College and her MFA from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.  

Get to know Aixa...

First Job Out of College: Group Sales Manager for theatrical production, Shear Madness and choreographer/teacher at Boston Children’s Theater
Most interesting Job: 
Current job at Brown- love all the student stories 
Dirtiest Job: Housecleaning- all through high school and college 
Fun/Unexpected Fact: I am raising two amazing teenagers, and a rescue dog.
Favorite App: Amazon (I have a serious shopping problem)
Favorite Cartoon Character: Scooby Doo
Right Now I am reading: Range (it was recommended to me by a Brown student)
Ask me about: BrownConnect (or musical theater because I can talk about that forever)
Right now I am listening to: Hadestown (I may have a musical theater problem too)
Favorite place:
The beach
Can’t live without:My kids, chocolate and jewelry-love my jewelry
Keep me away from: Chocolate
Secret skill: My dancing- Modern, tap, jazz and ballet- I have done (and taught) it all! 
How old were you when you got your first cell phone?
Ughhhh 28
Have you ever used a typewriter? Yes
DC or Marvel? Marvel
Favorite Super hero: Wolverine
Would you rather go a day without internet or without food? INTERNET (I love food)

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