Alexandra Zisser


Skillman Learning & Impact Fellow
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Here’s what I can help you with:

  • Aligning strategies with outcomes, setting measurable goals and targets, and using data to better understand your impact.

Get to know Alexandra:

What do you actually do all day long?
I spend my days helping CMF and the Skillman Foundation measure, evaluate, and learn from their work so they can have the greatest impact possible.

What is the best part of your job?
Knowing that the work I do everyday contributes to improving the lives of people in Detroit and Michigan. 

Favorite flavor of ice cream? 
Cookies and Cream with a sprinkle of sea salt on top. It's delicious, I promise!

What music are you streaming?
More often than not I'm streaming a Podcast. Two of my favorites right now are How I Built this, which interviews successful entrepreneurs, and 99% Invisible, which covers the most interesting design topics you've never heard of.

Why do you love where you live?
I'm a transplant from Colorado, and after almost 5 years here I can say the people are what make me love Detroit. I've never lived anywhere with such a strong sense of community.

If you could choose a super power, what would it be? 
Teleportation, so I could pop home to Denver to have dinner with my mom on a weekly basis.

Favorite book from childhood?
"The Story of Ferdinand the Bull" by Munro Leaf

Favorite book? 
It's always changing, but a recent favorite is Marcus Samuelsson's memoir "Yes, Chef"

Dream vacation? 
The Portuguese Azores islands

Cooking, reading, and trying to scratch the surface of all the cool things that go on in Detroit