Alexandra Huff ‘23, Digital Communications
Alexandra grew up on a dairy farm in Maine, so the rural landscape here along with cows grazing in the distance sold her on NVU-Lyndon — as did the programs. “I fell in love with everything that is Lyndon,” she said.
The same is true of wrestling for Alexandra — she has wrestled, coached, is becoming a referee, and aspires to work for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). With majors in digital communications and broadcast and digital journalism, and minors in business and commercial production, Alexandra expects her education will prepare her to succeed at her dream job: to work with WWE.
The Wellington, Maine native first watched professional entertainment wrestling with her dad when she was four years old — “he was really into it,” she says. “I fell in love with the characters, the story lines, and [as she got older] the marketing tactics. I’m interested in how the clothing design, music, graphics, and lighting makes the character who they are,” she said.
Alexandra says one of the great things about her programs at NVU-Lyndon is you “can cater your studies to where you want to end up.” The mix for her? “A little bit of everything, please.” Her two majors will help her understand all sides of the entertainment field: how to write stories, use a camera, engineer production, monitor social trends, and how to reach the consumer and get the consumer to care, she said. “It’s a pairing that’s perfect for what I want to do.” Her minors in business and commercial production help round out her skills for this niche field.
Alexandra also flexed her leadership muscles on campus, serving as a Peer Leader since her sophomore year and editor-in-chief of The Critic since sophomore year, too. The student newspaper has been online since Alex took the helm, but in fall 2022 The Critic will return to its roots as a monthly printed newspaper, bringing a new learning curve for the team.
She added a 3-credit paid internship with the Radio Vermont Group to her workload in spring 2022, writing news and editing podcasts for the three-station group — a position she said was “perfect for both her majors and minors.” Thanks to funding through the Learning and Working Fund, Alex’s internship travel expenses were covered, “a big help with rising gas prices,” she said.
With one more year to go on her five-year dual major program, Alexandra just won two career-catapulting Student Production Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences! Alexandra won Honorable Mention in the Serious News category for a piece on Vermont State University and was the Winner in the Multimedia Journalist category for a piece on a St. Johnsbury, Vt. coffee shop, Locally Social. Watch her winning piece here: