I’m Alexandra Holien and I am the Sponsorship and Engagement Manager here at Ada.
I grew up between Tacoma, Washington and the small town of Independence, Louisiana. My dad was a truck driver whose business allowed for us to have a little bit of both worlds; the family filled small town atmosphere in Louisiana, and the city life of Tacoma, Wa. It was an interesting and fun childhood that I think has given me a great appreciation for both lifestyles. I went to the University of Washington where I majored in psychology and American Ethnic Studies and later went on to get my Masters in Cultural Studies. I have worked in sales, marketing, hr and recruiting, but Ada has really allowed me to marry my experience in sales with my passion for mission driven work.
I love to travel and went to five new countries this past summer, and have lived in Germany and Ireland. I enjoy skiing in the Winter and swimming in the Summer. I am one of those people who can sit and do nothing on a beach for hours and never get bored. I am absolutely and unhealthily obsessed with my 13 year old Bichon Frise, Ziggy. He is the second love of my life next to my partner. 🙂
I am so happy to be apart of Ada and I truly believe that the impact we are making will change landscape of Seattle tech industry for generations to come.