Throughout her school years, Alessandra was the girl in the front row of the classroom eagerly waving her hand. She leverages a willingness to ask anyone any question, considerable research skills and an obsession with the mot juste into a long-running career writing for magazines (Inc., Fortune Small Business, Vermont, Rowing, Telemark Skier, Dwell, North Shore Magazine, The Atlantic), newspapers (Boston Globe, Marblehead Reporter), schools (Harvard, Stanford, Dartmouth, Andover) and financial firms (JP Morgan, American Express, Fidelity, and some you’ve never heard of). Like a proper Liberal Arts graduate of Amherst College, she took some colorful detours amidst her journalism career, with stints in grad school studying under Saul Bellow, and in jobs working for Wolfgang Puck, the Olympics, the New England Patriots, and a custom-fit men’s clothing Inc. 500 company. She regrets none of these detours and looks forward to more. A 4th- generation Californian, Alessandra married a Vermonter who has brainwashed her into thinking there’s nothing wrong with skiing on blue ice. They live in Marblehead, MA, with their two teenage boys and two cats who think they are people.