In 2014, when Alexa Giuliano's basketball coach at Columbia University, Stephanie Glance, was asked about Alexa’s future, she knowingly said, “Whatever profession Alexa chooses, she’ll be great at it and one of the best. She puts her whole heart and soul into whatever she does.”
Coach Glance’s predictions were accurate! Alexa, a Tri-County alumna, is now a Marketing Analytics Analyst for the National Basketball Association. She previously was a Lead Marketing Data Analyst for Crossix Solutions at Veeva Systems, a leader in cloud-based software for the global life sciences industry. While Alexa admits her work is challenging, she feels her education along with her training as a student athlete well prepared her.
Alexa was an outstanding basketball player at Morris Catholic High School, where she led her team to three Morris County Basketball Tournament titles, three conference and sectional championships, and made 793 points as a senior, the fourth most in New Jersey. Numerous college programs reached out to her, but Alexa chose Columbia University because of the academics and because it gave her the opportunity to play at the highest level both academically and athletically.
She graduated Columbia with an economics degree and then pursued a Masters in Business Analytics at Fordham University while playing basketball. “I kept a rigorous schedule for 12 months,” shared Alexa. “I was required to work out every day from 10:00am to 2:00pm with the basketball team, then travel from Fordham’s Bronx campus to their Manhattan campus to take courses from 3:30pm to 10:00pm, then travel back to the Bronx.” In addition to graduating with her Masters, Alexa helped her Fordham team win the Atlantic 10 basketball tournament and played in the women’s NCAA tournament against Syracuse, a national powerhouse.
Thanks to her preparation at Morris Catholic, Alexa was able to make the transition to college and achieve her goals.
“Without Tri-County’s help that wouldn’t have been possible,” says Alexa, “I want to say thank you to the donors. You as a donor are very important. You open a lot of doors for young people like me so we can have opportunities. You helped pave the way for my future. Your efforts will definitely help other students like me. I’m very, very appreciative of your help! I hope one day I can become a part of it.”
We do too.