Hi there, I'm Alexandra!

(But you can just call me Alex)

 

Edge: Technology & Innovation Management

I am pursuing my Masters in Consumer Affairs at the Technical University of Munich. Next to my primary studies, I am also after an Honors Degree in Technology Management at the Center for Digital Technology Management. I am passionate about entrepreneurship, teamwork, organized and effective work streams, organizational behavior, and corporate culture.

 

Other redeeming qualities: project management, design thinking, digital marketing, and brand management

 

Outside of the the professional realm, I thoroughly enjoy board games, cooking, going to the lake, improving my German, learning about front-end Web development, and generally testing new technologies [a.k.a. toys for big kids].

 

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Education


 

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Technische Universität München

Master of Science in Consumer Affairs

Consumer, Technology and Innovation

Thesis: Strategy & Organization in Highly Innovative Digital Firms

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Center for Digital Technology & Management

Honors Degree in Technology Management

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The University of Texas at Austin

Bachelor of Science in Public Relations

Bachelor of Science in Corporate Communication Studies

Minor in the Business Foundations Program

Cum Laude Graduate (with honors)

 
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Memorial High School (Houston, TX)

High School Diploma

Cum Laude Graduate

Professional Experience


 

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Allianz Managed Operations and Services

Working Student, Innovation Management & Internal Transformation

March 2016 - Present

  • internal transformation and innovation management
  • creative workspace ideation and implementation
  • hackathon organization, communication, and operations
  • coordination and facilitation of idea management system
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Intel, Platform Engineering Group

Team Assistant, The Way We Work Munich

November 2014 – July 2015

  • drive organizational strategy initiatives implementing programs to improve the workplace and team efficiency
  • follow projects and enable project managers to achieve goals and meet deadlines with agile project management
  • collect headlines, design, produce, and distribute monthly internal newsletter
  • organize topic presentations, record, and distribute summaries via Intranet

Extracurricular Activities


 

Social Events Task Force

Center for Digital Technology Management

August 2015 - Present

  • Christmas Party CEO
  • Marketing Coordinator for Inspire&Dine
Future of Leadership Conference

Leadership Institut München

January 2016 - Present

Skimm'bassador

TheSkimm

June 2015 - Present

  • promote TheSkimm daily editorial content e-mail newsletter, meet sign-up targets

Personal Projects


 

Europe Itinerary

Europe Awaits. Let's Get You There.

Europe Itinerary is a personal Eurotrip planning service. Whether customers simply need help deciding to take the train or drive, or a step-by-step itinerary, whether the trip is one week or three months, Europe Itinerary ensures travelers get the most out of your European adventure. Planning a vacation to Europe is no easy task - Where do I stay? How do I get there? What's the most time and cost effective way to travel? What should I do there? Europe Itinerary relieves the headache of travel planning and just gets you there to enjoy your vacation. I send a comprehensive questionnaire and within the next two business days, clients receive the first draft of their itinerary . We then are in constant communication until their trip sounds perfect.

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Speaking Denglish

Texpat in Germany

Speaking Denglish is personal lifestyle blog about myself and my experience as a Texan living in Germany for four years and counting. This blog, formerly titled ifs, ands, & butts, chronicles my life through stories and photos of friends, travels, cultural encounters, and connections with others as I continue my journey in Germany and adventures throughout Europe and at home. I also do my best to share advice and insights to help out others interested in immigrating to Germany.