Growing up on Long Island, Alex was always looking for ways she could make the best possible impact on the world around her. Math and creativity were always strong suits for her, so when it came time to move on to college, she knew engineering at Northeastern would be a great place to build upon and utilize those talents, however which branch of engineering was still a question. Initially coming in as a chemical engineer, she felt as if there were places where her particular skill set could be utilized more effectively. This encouraged her to transition to industrial engineering where she felt she could try and test out a wide variety of fields and areas of study to see which she enjoyed the most. Additionally, industrial engineering’s proximity to business offered a seamless transition to her master’s degree in engineering management.
While at Northeastern, Alex made sure to be as active as possible both on campus and within the community, fulfilling her passion for service anywhere she could. Starting off strong freshman year, she spent a service spring break in Pennsylvania where she and her team packed medical care packages that would be shipped to communities in Africa. This experience encouraged her to join NU|ACES – Northeastern Alliance of Civically Engaged Students – which was a great outlet to continue service throughout her initial college career. By junior year, Alex was the official peer programmer helping to organize service events for that organization. In addition to this, Alex spent her time as the Volunteer and Skill Development chair for the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers where she was able to spread her passion for leadership and service to those within her field.
One of her biggest draws to Northeastern was the Co-op program, so when it came time to start that process, she found it extremely rewarding. Starting in the Fall of 2020, Alex began her first co-op at Droplette in Operations. There she performed a variety of tests on both software and hardware that assisted both existing and developing projects. She also gained a lot of experience in fulfilling purchase orders, communicating with vendors, filling out tax forms, and resolving customer service requests. This experience was followed up by an additional internship at Droplette on their logistics team during the summer of 2022. While on this team she streamlined their purchasing process, reduced USPS shipping costs by 50% with a new recycling program, and implemented a new inventory management process that was accurate 99% of the time.
In another co-op experience during the fall of 2021, Alex worked as a quality engineer for ASM Nexx Inc. where she built a database to track incoming quality issues and complaints, generate reports, and run queries based on the data. It’s safe to say that regardless of the industry, the skills Alex gained during her time at Northeastern will prove to be valuable wherever her career takes her.
Soon after committing to the plus-one program in engineering management, Alex joined the Galante Engineering Business Program to further develop her business skills along with her engineering education. During her time in the program, Alex served as the volunteer coordinator where she would plan and host a variety of service events ranging from toy drives to helping at food kitchens. She hopes to use the knowledge gained from professional development events and her Galante training grant fund to further develop her business skills and possibly pursue an MBA.
After graduating from Northeastern with her Master of Science in Engineering Management, Alex will be working as an Associate Product Manager at W.B. Mason. She hopes to utilize all the lessons learned along the way to make the biggest impact she can there and in any future endeavors.