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Alexandra Pflug

BA 2011, Japanese and Linguistics
MEd 2019, Educational Psychology, Miami University

Director of Foundation Relations at Purdue for Life Foundation

Alexandra's Purdue experience helped shape her perspective of the world and the direction in which her life moved. She was encouraged to always remember her perspective on life is only one of a vast number of perspectives and experiences and that listening and learning with an open mind and heart are keys to developing relationships built on trust and respect.

While her career looks like a winding path from ordering materials in a manufacturing facility to writing thank you notes on behalf of a college president, she has extensive experience in higher education (Liberal Arts, particularly) related to career development, experiential education, developing and running internship programs, alumni volunteer management, and donor relations. Alexandra loved higher education so much she obtained her Master's Degree in Educational Psychology, with a focus on Program Assessment and Evaluation, from Miami University. She sometimes jokes her love of data and Excel rivals that of coffee puns.

Alexandra served as a board member, then President, for a local nonprofit before stepping into her previous role of Executive Director of the Fayette Community Foundation. She recently joined Purdue for Life Foundation as Director of Foundation Relations. She shares life with Justin, her partner of 20+ years (and a fellow Purdue alum!), and her two children, Alexander, and Henry. Alexandra is exceedingly proud to be supporting her alma mater in her current role, matching foundation funding opportunities with the needs at Purdue University to assist the various goals and initiatives across campus.