Once upon a time, there was a brown-haired, brown-eyed girl eager to find her place in the world. Let’s call her Alex. Born and raised in the San Francisco bay area, she grew up with exposure to many different styles of life, great Mexican food, and plenty of bay area rap. If there was one thing Alex was sure of, it’s that she would never, ever move to the Midwest.
Fast forward to the end of high school, this red-haired, hazel-eyed woman now referred to as “Grube” decided to jet off to the University of Idaho in pursuit of philosophy and all things mass media. Grube fell in love with the potato state, spending her time diving into her studies and exploring all that the Northwest had to offer. One day, after receiving a campus-wide email with an intriguing job opportunity, Grube decided to spend her summers working in Alaska handling raw salmon for 16 hours a day, 7 days a week, 22 days straight.
In her junior year, she was restless for a new adventure, so she made her way to Thessaloniki, Greece and spent a semester abroad traveling Europe, making new friends, and, of course, studying. This experience expanded Grube’s education in many ways, but most notably it taught her how “Greece” is actually called “Hellada,” history is subjective, and you don’t need to speak the same language as someone in order to effectively communicate with them. Grube was bitten by the travel bug, so once she graduated from the University of Idaho, she fled to the land of smiles to teach English to high school students. Never had she been exposed to a more fun-loving or kinder culture than in Thailand.
While abroad, Grube’s Idahoan boyfriend accepted a job offer in a city, which, for most of her life, she thought was pronounced “Saint-Louie.” Alex, the girl who knew she’d never move to the Midwest, suddenly found herself making her way to St. Louis, Missouri.
Now all settled and living it up in STL, Alex finds herself enjoying the beautiful Forest Park, obsessing over toasted ravioli, and learning new things daily while working in the creative marketing industry. She utilizes her eclectic background along with her skills in mass media, communication, and critical thinking to propel any project thrown her way. If there’s a problem, Alex will surely find a solution.
Taking Advantage of Opportunities: 100%
Watering Plants: 59%
Dancing All Day Long at Music Festivals: 84%
Cat Photography: 93%
Genuinely Laughing at Anything That’s Even Remotely Funny: 100%