Blog post by Maria D., a Kindness Investor from Washington, DC.
Meet Alex. She’s a vibrant, young woman, full of life and energy. She’s lived in Australia, Oregon, Chicago, and attended undergrad at Northwestern. Alex has a passion for grapes, which is what has led her to her current gig as Director of Marketing and Communication for Washington Wine Academy, based out of Arlington, VA.
But it wasn’t a smooth transition – she was an unemployed, “freaking out” new graduate “loafing” around Oregon and came to VA on a whim to take a wine certification class after working at Winestyles in college. Her instructor at WWA saw something in her that he wanted to snatch up, and hired her back in April 2010.
Alex’s gamble of moving out East from Oregon seems to have paid off as she loves her job – wine, people, events, what’s not to love? Which brings us to her $10. She knew immediately how she’d be spending it: “mmm, a giant coffee and a breakfast sandwich” while working her company’s event this weekend, a 1K Wine Walk.
When I asked her if she needed anything, she quickly responded, “No thanks, I’m perfect! Well….(she hastily recanted) I could use an extra day before Monday! Can you guys help me with that?” Probably not…but thanks for your infectious smile and boundless energy, Alex!