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Alexandra Smith

Audience Director, The 19th*


United States

Alexandra Smith is the Audience Director at The 19th*, where she oversees growth and engagement efforts across products and platforms. Before joining the nonprofit, she led audience growth strategies at the media and tech startup WhereBy.Us and at local newspapers in Colorado and New Jersey. In 2020, she completed the Sulzberger fellowship at Columbia University where she honed her skills in product development and design thinking. In 2018, she completed a Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University where she studied how to use in-person events to grow community engagement with local media brands. She is a proud Rutgers grad, and misses good pizza while currently living in Northern Colorado.