Today, we are getting to know Alexis Villanueva, associate director of program management for executive degree programs:
What is your role at Georgetown? How long have you been working here?
I am an associate director of program management in the Office of Executive Education. I have been working here since 2016.
What do you enjoy most about working in executive education?
My favorite aspect of working here is the students. The programs that I am working with [like the Master's of International Business and Policy and the Global Executive MBA program] are so unique – I am working with many students at the post-graduate and executive level, and they come to Georgetown driven to make the most of their experience. They are the future leaders of our community, and to know that I have been able to help them in their Georgetown journey is something that I have a lot of pride in.
What do you like to do outside the office?
I really enjoy exploring different neighborhoods, restaurants, and community events around the District. I previously served as an AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) member at the United Way of Southern Nevada. We helped local nonprofits expand their capacity so they could provide greater service to the community. Volunteering with the D.C. AmeriCorps alumni chapter has helped me make new friends, learn more about local nonprofits, and feel connected to the community.
We heard you have a lot of experience in the public sector. Can you tell us a bit about your time on Capitol Hill?
While I was working on the Hill, I did some education policy-related work. It was fantastic and I loved my experience, but I quickly realized that I missed interacting with the people I was helping. I missed getting to see their growth over time and getting to build a more meaningful relationship with them. Working with the students at Georgetown has reaffirmed how important it is for me to have that direct positive impact.
By: Carolyn Kirshe