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Alexandra Vlaming

Alexandra Vlaming

City and state: Lakewood, WA

High school attended: Lakes High School

Graduation year: 2007

Colleges attended/degrees earned:

University of Washington, Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration

Current career/job:

Marketing Coordinator

Describe the path you took from high school graduation to where you are today:

I graduated from Lakes High School and then went to the University of Washington in Seattle where I majored in business with a focus on marketing. After school, I moved back home to Lakewood where I worked as a lifeguard while looking for work utilizing my degree. I spent time interning at Clover Park Technical College. I now work for a telecommunications company in Seattle doing marketing.

How did your experiences in Clover Park School District help prepare you for this path?

I had the opportunity to meet people from all backgrounds while attending Lakes High School, which has helped me to work in an increasingly diverse world.

Who was the most influential teacher or administrator to you as a student in the district? Why?

My most influential teacher was my English teacher, Mr. Kirk Weaver. He taught me accountability.

Do you have any favorite memories from when you attended school in Clover Park School District?

Some of my favorite memories are from choir at Lakes, where I made beautiful music and lifelong friends.

What opportunities exist in your career sector for new graduates? Is postsecondary education required for this field?

There are opportunities out there; you just have to look for them. Post-secondary education helps but I recommend working for a little while first to make sure it’s what is right for you.