Alexa Gianaris

Senior Director, Digital Strategy and Activation

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Where did you grow up? In the Chicago Suburbs

What company (or companies) did you work at before Scale? My most recent role was at SmartAsset, a fintech startup. Previous to that, I was working on the agency side.

What is your proudest moment? Completing my service studies minor in college with over 400 hours of community service.

Do you have any skills, talents, or hobbies that most people don’t know about? I played violin for 10 years, but need to get back to it.

If you could be anywhere other than here, right this minute, where would you be? (Don’t overthink it!) On a mountain overlooking a stream

When you were 10 years old, what did you want to be when you grew up? A lawyer

Finish this sentence. On Sunday mornings, you can usually find me… either sipping a cup of coffee and catching up on shows or exploring a new area.

How do you think your colleagues would describe you? Kind hearted and always up for a challenge

What’s the most exciting thing on your bucket list? Ziplining!

What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working? I get the most joy out of spending time with friends and family. It could be sharing a meal, going to an event, or traveling to a new place, but having that quality time means the most to me.

What are you complimented on most in your work? I’m always complimented on being an agile worker.

Where is your favorite place you’ve traveled? Meteora, Greece. It truly is breathtaking and gives you such a sense of serenity when you are there.

What’s your favorite bar or restaurant in your city (Chicago)? Lyra, but if I’m feeling more casual Au Cheval.

What’s your go-to Karaoke song? “Uptown Girl”

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