Resume

Alexandra Hill

Sustainability +
Social Impact +
Communications

For over 10 years I worked in ecommerce and consumer product goods (CPGs) helping to design, produce, and sell everything from apparel to temporary tattoos. As I moved from sales to operations, I realized that I could cut costs by reducing things like packaging or by reusing material waste and turning it into new products. I was excelling at work but something felt off; I wanted to do more.

I turned that feeling into action and made a career shift. Today, I work at the intersection of sustainability and communications. I try to be part of the solution each day. I like to share stories, thoughts, and ideas that get more people interested or involved in sustainability. Living a sustainable lifestyle can be intimidating but I strongly believe that we each can make a small difference that adds up.

Certifications

LEED Green Associate
2020

Education

Master’s degree, Sustainability Leadership, 4.0 GPA
Arizona State University
Expected graduation: May 2021

B.A., Liberal Studies, Focus areas: Economics and Spanish
Arizona State University
National Hispanic Merit Scholar

Experience

Sr. Manager, Marketing & Development at Keep Texas Beautiful
(2019 – present)

  • In the first 30 days on the job, secured two cause marketing partnerships at over $30,000.
  • Within first 60 days on the job, created and launched a new sponsorship opportunity and secured an inaugural sponsor. 
  • Manage Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) program marketing in English and Spanish.
  • Partner with organizations including Coca-Cola, Waste Management, Chevron, Heineken, and H-E-B on community improvement initiatives.
  • Launched the most successful individual giving campaign to date.

Sustainability Communications Strategist at St. Edward’s University
(2018 – 2019)

  • Identified recycling and energy conservation as improvement opportunities and launched educational campaigns targeted at over 5,000 faculty, staff, and students.
  • Responsible for sustainability reporting. Streamlined the data collection process from departments across multiple campuses for the annual greenhouse gas inventory (scopes 1-3) and annual Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, & Rating System (STARS) report for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).
  • Relaunched the Sustainability Committee and served as secretary.
  • Published three blogs per week and sent a weekly newsletter to faculty, staff, students, and community members.
  • Increased unique website users by over 20% and increased session time by over 30%.

Director of Operations at Packed Party
(2018)

  • Worked with the design team to develop new products and revise samples.
  • Negotiated and managed production with overseas factories and domestic partners from quotes and sampling to final delivery.
  • Conducted a review of all on-hand inventory including the landed cost to update pricing, increase profit margins, and predict inventory days on hand so that replenishment could be just in time.
  • Purchased the company’s first experiential retail pop-up and launched the store on South Congress in Austin, TX within 30 days of trailer delivery.
  • Led a website redesign focused on the user experience and launched the company’s first paid ads.

Director of Operations at Esperos
(2016 – 2018)

  • Managed brand partnerships including festival events with Richer Poorer and The Nobelity Project.
  • Assisted with fundraising and was responsible for quarterly updates to investors.
  • Led production and sourcing in China and the USA.
  • Eliminated poly bags from production.

Sales Director at Flash Tattoos
(2016 – 2018)

  • Generated orders of over $1.5 million per year. Handled key accounts including Bergdorf Goodman, Nordstrom, and Sephora.
  • Hired and trained a sales team of 4 and scaled internal tools to meet overnight demand.
  • Managed partnerships including Birchbox, Refinery 29, the A-OK Collective, and C3 Presents.

Community involvement

Assemblymember, Graduate and Professional Student Association, Arizona State University
(2020 – present)

Volunteer coach at The First Tee Austin
(2019 – present)

Director of Social Activities at Arizona State University Alumni Chapter, Austin, TX
(2019 – present)

Campaign Chair at Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Woman of the Year
(2017)