Meet Your Colleagues: Alex Komar

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Meet Your Colleagues is a weekly feature highlighting employees who make a positive impact at UAA through their work every day. This week, we're featuring Alex Komar. For questions or to nominate someone for an upcoming feature, please contact University Relations at

Alex KomarAlex Komar

Development Coordinator
University Advancement

How do you contribute to student success?
Working with major gift officers and generous donors in this community, I contribute to student success by helping to raise financial support that assists in the future success of UAA students, departments and programs.

How long have you worked at UAA? Why did you decide to join UAA?
I started on June 1, 2020, so I have been here under one month. I decided to join UAA because I wanted to work at a mission-driven organization and make an impact in my local community!

What is the most common question you receive at work?
"Do you have time for this project?"

What do you enjoy most about working at UAA?
All of my co-workers have been really kind and welcoming, and have vast experience in philanthropy and development, so I am looking forward to continuing to learn from them and collaborating with them every day!

What do you consider your greatest accomplishment while working here at UAA?
I am so new that my greatest accomplishment so far is learning about all of the facets of University Advancement and UAA.

What is your favorite Alaska activity?
Hiking to the waterfall by our house is my favorite local adventure. I also have been learning how to fly fish, and I really enjoy that!

Tell us a fun fact about yourself.
I love to create: I enjoy painting with acrylics, making polymer clay earrings and taking adventure photography.

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