Alumni Spotlight: Alexandra Farrell
Alexandra Farrell is a 2013 graduate of the University of Louisville. She earned her BA in Spanish and Philosophy. She is currently a 10th grade Spanish teacher for Denver School of Science and Technology. She writes, “I spend my days trying to get 15- and 16-year-olds to love the Spanish language. I work in a high-performing charter school in the suburbs of Denver, and I teach the best kids in the world! This year, I taught Spanish 1 and Spanish for Native Speakers. I also serve as an advisor to 20 freshman and sophomore girls. My school is heavily focused on college attendance, so when I’m not teaching or advising, I’m probably telling stories about Louisville. My kids even know how to say it correctly now.”
Alexandra plans to stay in education as long as she “has the energy for it.” She also has aspirations to pursue a law degree.
Regarding her A&S education Alexandra says, “I tell my kids all the time how important communication is—I think my majors in Spanish and Philosophy taught me how to read critically, write articulately, and argue a point intelligently. I am convinced that joining the job force is less about your training and the concrete things you know and more about how you present yourself and how quickly you can learn to do new things. I think I have convinced at least one or two of my students that they should pursue a degree in the Humanities!”
- Rock climbing
- I was voted “Most Likely to Blush During Class” by my students.
- Current most embarrassing moment: This year I fell off the ski lift, landed backwards on my snowboard, and slid down the hill that way. It was as graceful as it sounds.