Alexandra Shaheen started in non-profit administration, but dove right into the systems used to manage the grant-making process. She realized a love for the realm of engineering and seeing requirements result in tangible systems that make important work easier.
Alexandra joined The New York Times in 2018 as a program manager for the team responsible for building and rolling out a new article editor for The Times. After the article editor’s successful rollout in late 2019, Alexandra started as program lead on the election readiness project. She managed the assessments of critical systems, ran stress tests throughout the year, led resilience projects to fortify workflows with single points of failure, and created event preparation requirements for all of technology. She considers this to have been her dream project.