Alexandra “Lexie” Miller, a Drexel LeBow senior counting down to her upcoming graduation this June, loves to travel and has big dreams. She’s been to 26 countries and 5 continents so far, and jokes with her parents about a future career involving running her own tourism company from Thailand, where she would like to live in a beach bungalow.
“I love Thailand,” she says, “but obviously, I need to do something else with my life first.”
Miller is a business administration major with co-concentrations in international business and marketing and a minor in political science. She’ll also graduate with a Brand and Reputation Management certificate.
Her friends refer to her as “the girl who knows everyone.” She was raised in a bucolic town outside Harrisburg called Duncannon. “The town has an absolutely stunning natural environment. It’s where the Juniata and Susquehanna rivers meet, and the Appalachian Trail crosses the town as well.” She likes to go hiking and canoeing whenever she visits home.
Her favorite thing about Philadelphia is its diversity. “It has something for everyone,” she says. “It’s busy enough for the city-slickers, but quiet enough for the country-fold.”
Miller says Drexel LeBow has given her the ability to do some amazing things — among her favorite experiences here was participating in a residency in Santiago, Chile.
She completed three co-ops. Her first was for a small non-profit company in Center City called The Society of Hospital Medicine, and her second was with Drexel’s Rec Center, where she helped to grow the center’s Facebook and Twitter pages. Her third was for the investor relations and public relations company ICR in New York City. “At ICR, I worked within the healthcare pod for investor relations, creating daily sector intelligence emails for clients as well as planning an Analyst Day for Alimera Sciences,” she says. “I also got the opportunity to attend global health care conferences by Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs.”
Currently, her favorite class is Marketing for Non-Profits with Stan Kligman. “After only one class I was so impressed not only by what I would be learning but also by the energy and passion professor Kligman brought to the classroom.”
After graduation, Miller has plans to go on a road trip out west with her parents to various states she has not yet seen including Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota (She notes: “We hope to eventually see all 50 states.”) She is currently seeking a position in marketing, within an international business company, or within a U.S. embassy in a foreign country.
Little Known Fact
Miller ran track in high school, and was a district first place medal winner and new record holder for the 4x800 relay. She’s also a fan of several sports teams – though none that reside in Pennsylvania: the NY Giants, the NY Yankees, Liverpool and Barcelona football.
Phavorite Philly Eats — Lexie’s List:
Cheesesteaks - Jim’s
American Chinese - Imperial Inn (she recommends the Imperial Treat)
Mexican - Mad Mex
Italian - La Fontana (“The gnocchi is amazing!”)
Irish - Slainte Irish Pub
Food Trucks - Too many to list!