Staff Profile: Alexandra Jordan
Birthplace: San Diego, Calif.
Education: BA, art, California State University, Long Beach
Years at Whitman: 1 year and 19 days.
Film: “Tiger in the Snow”
Book: So many favorites! Most recent favorite “In One Person” by John Irving
Favorite sculpture on campus: Carnival, 1997, Jim Dine. I love how monumental it is, the color and texture. It reminds me of a Venus de Milo made of chunks of crayon that have been carved, scored and stained. It’s brilliant!
Best travel experience: Hitchhiking from Nairobi to the Indian Ocean and spending Ramadan with my friend’s family in Mombasa.
Interests/pleasures: Riding my beach cruiser all over town, reading fiction/non-fiction, live music, dancing, great food and wine.
Recent accomplishment: Three weeks of two-a-day workouts with the “Movement that Matters” program!
A day in the life/on the job: A typical day is spent planning visits with donors and potential donors throughout the United States. I travel by plane, car, train, bus or walk through knee deep snow (in Minnesota) to meet with alumni, parents and friends of Whitman. I love hearing how being a part of this amazing community changed their lives and helping them find a meaningful way to support the college.
Favorite aspect of Whitman: The trees; they are amazing in every season!
What I’ve learned here: No matter what their age, 23-102, Whitties are interested in everything life has to offer. I have yet to meet a Whittie who was bored or boring!
Favorite quote: “It’s not how you look – it’s how you see.” – Audio Adrenaline