Alex Fetterman has just joined Alight Analytics as our new Marketing Data Specialist, and we’re thrilled to have her on the team. Alex plays a key role in making sure clients have access to their most important data, whenever they need it.
Learn more about Alex in her Q&A!
Marketing Data Specialist
But what do you actually do at Alight?
I work with a bunch of super-smart people to help drive marketing data architecture solutions forward for clients.
You love your job because …
The future of analytics is very exciting — I’m thrilled to be on the train and learning every day. I also like to problem-solve, which is a big part of what I’ll be doing.
What did you do before you came to Alight?
I worked in education for six years: three years teaching seventh-grade math at a charter school on Kansas City’s Westside, followed by three years teaching high school math at an American school in Mexico City. I ate a lot of tacos. And yes, they deserve all the hype. I was also a baker in a previous life.
Marketers are your favorite people because …
They play at the intersection of data, psychology and strategy. That’s a pretty fascinating intersection. I think they’re innately curious, too.
What do you do when you aren’t at work?
I play music, plan trips, cook for friends, learn stuff and goof off with my dogs, Peggy and Julio. I want to write a book on the history of calculus for teachers to read aloud in high school math classrooms, but that goal is a speck on the horizon.
People are surprised to hear that …
I’m a (relatively) accomplished equestrian and have never seen “The Godfather.” I just realized that there’s a macabre connection there … something about horse heads and pillows?
What’s the one piece of technology you can’t live without?
My phone. I try not to have my nose in it all the time because that’s obnoxious and bad for me, but it’s an incredible tool.
You just won $10,000 but you have to spend it today. What are you buying?
Oof, hard one. Well, I had a rip-roarin’ good time riding horses in Iceland in 2017. I’d book a trip to go back.
You’re going to be left on a deserted island, and you have a choice: bring your worst enemy or nobody. Which would you choose, and why?
My worst enemy, 100 percent. Repairing the relationship could be a challenging and ultimately rewarding process. If that’s not feasible, #hungergames.
You’ve got the ability to ask your pet three questions. What do you want to know?
- If I buy you BarkBox, will you stop rolling in dead things?
- Are you happy?
- Do you get bored of eating the same thing every day?