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Senior Manager, Learning and Engagement, The To&Through Project

Alexandra (Alex) leads on the qualitative projects of the To&Through Project including writing Learning Cases. She also leads our professional development, communications, and events initiatives. She is passionate about adult learning, supporting educators, and centering young people and their stories in order to create more equitable K-12 and higher education systems.

Prior to joining the UChicago To&Through Project, Alex worked at OneGoal as the Senior Director of Curriculum and Training in Chicago for five years. She was also a teacher coach at Teach for America Chicago and a middle school and high school English teacher for five years in Phoenix, Arizona. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Arizona State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Spanish from the University of Michigan.

Outside of work, Alex enjoys getting involved in local politics, exploring Chicago neighborhoods (especially restaurants, bars, and coffee shops), reading, and hanging out with her really cool 4 year-old.