Alexaundra Zanella

EMERGE - Class 04

Alexaundra Zanella
Partnership and Event Manager
My pronouns are: she/her/hers
My experience and deep interests:
I am based in: Brussels
THNK connection: THNKer , EMERGE - Class 04

Growing up in New Hampshire, USA, I was always curious about people and my surroundings, eager to jump in, try new experiences, and explore. Not so secretly, I imagined that I could be just as adventurous and knowledgeable as Indiana Jones.

This curiosity has helped fuel my passion for being an agent of positive change in my career, leading me to work with organizations in the fields of human rights, gender equality, and education. In my current role, I engage global partners such as AIG, Covestro, Nokia, Cisco, NATO, and the European Parliament to host hands-on and experiential STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) events for the next generation of leaders in local communities. With a multi-faceted background in history, science, and international relations as well as cross-cultural experience living and studying in France, the UK, China, Japan, and Belgium, I strive to use those diverse experiences as creative strengths in all that I do.

I am fascinated by the intersection where passion meets purpose, where big ideas have the potential for positive impact. You can often find me with a suitcase in hand or ready to chat about identity, well-being, and leadership. When I am not cooking up something new in the kitchen, I can be found writing, exploring nature, or developing a new skill.