Finalist: Alexis A.

Alexis' situation

I am a recent graduate of the University of Southern Maine's Communication and Media Studies programs. I live and work in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. My current position is in the restaurant industry where I take on a variety of roles from hostess to management- because I like to try everything! I'm looking forward to being able to move forward in utilizing my degrees and working toward a career. I'm excited to try out a new adventure where I can hopefully simultaneously continue to learn and grow while helping others do the same.

Alexis' writing

Hi there! My name is Alexis Albert and I think the Young Free Maine Spokester position and I are a match meant to be.
First and foremost, I have recently obtained degrees in both Communication and Media Studies, which I would be thrilled to utilize for this job experience. Throughout my schooling I dabbled in all different styles of writing and self-expression. At my current job in the hospitality industry, I cater to and converse with new (and quite diverse) individuals daily. Through both of these experiences I have gained a keen social perceptiveness and, thus, feel strongly that I’d be able to identify with others in the 18 to 25 crowd. I have discovered that I am a great, natural storyteller and that people actually seem to like to listen to me!

Secondly, I live for creative tasks- I love to write; to design; to do hands-on activities in general. Amidst my portfolio there are examples of projects done for school and work and projects done just for fun. I tend to go above and beyond my given role(s) to make everything in my surroundings proceed flawlessly. This is exemplary in my current position where I’m always the one to turn to when a question arises. I’m very self-motivated and curious, liking to know (and relentlessly research until I am certain that I know) all aspects- inside and out- about my assignment(s) at-hand. I’ve even taken on an endless variety of positions in the hospitality industry: from hostess and prep cook up to management and marketing roles and everything in-between. This is largely due in part to my Communication background; I want to be able to relate to everybody, understand their experiences, their perspectives. Having held leadership roles both at school and work, I am organized, an excellent multi-tasker, and am entirely comfortable holding responsibilities.

I think this opportunity would befit my needs as an individual, as well. I’ve been searching for my next endeavor as a young adult with an undergraduate degree and know that I want to start a new adventure. I love to travel and I have a sincere passion for the state of Maine. My high level of independence and strong work ethic would guide me through taking the role as the Young & Free Maine Spokester seriously, but also allow me to make sure I don’t lose sight of having an enjoyable, memorable experience. I am excited for the prospect of being able to learn and grow while helping others do the same.

Ultimately, I would be thrilled for the opportunity to utilize my degrees, gain valuable experience and knowledge, and to represent, communicate and connect with other young individuals by teaching and learning at the same time- I don’t think I could ask for anything more!