ISA Headquarters is composed of a staff of 12 people, many of whom are located at the University of Connecticut. We are excited to introduce you to the ISA HQ staff so that you can get to know us a bit better!
Staff Spotlight - Alexandra Harden
What is your position with ISA? Graduate Assistant
How did you get started with ISA? I am a Phd student in the geography department working in climate change adaptation, but I used to work in events!
What is your favorite Convention memory? I am looking forward to having one!
What is your favorite movie? The Shawshank Redemption or Goodwill Hunting
What has been the biggest challenge you have faced during COVID? Isolation and worrying about friends and family
Favorite dish to bring to a pot luck? Lemon Blueberry Bread
Do you have any pets? A black lab named Jax
If you were stuck on an island what three things would you bring? An axe, sunscreen and a boat! (Is that cheating?)
If given a chance, who would you like to be for a day? Why? My future self so I could tell myself to enjoy the process!
Tell us three things most people don’t know about you. 1. I have a fake front tooth, 2. My first job(s) out of college was as a ski coach, polo groom, and an intern for an equine therapy program for kids in Wyoming, 3. As a little kid, I would only watch the weather channel.
Have you learned anything new, or started any new hobbies since the COVID-19 pandemic has kept us home? Furniture making and accessory crafting!