We are thrilled to introduce Alexandria Ruigrok, Uptown Ambassador and our summer student intern here at the Uptown Saint John office. ?A recent graduate from Saint John High School, Allie has been with us since June and has added a unique and valuable energy to uptown!
Allie will be studying biomedical science when she leaves to attend the University of Ottawa in a few weeks, but her skills extend way beyond the sciences. ?She has a keen eye for what is visually stimulating and we appreciate viewing the uptown scene through her perspective and captures in various elements…especially photography, graphic design, and communications. ?
Allie is tenacious, confident, super cool and crazy smart. ?She is a rare and wonderful balance of grace, demure, and class and sass! ?We continue to enjoy the talents and energy she shares and know this gal will go far!
Let's get to know Allie…
Where were you born/Where are you from?
I was born and raised here in Saint John, although I'll be leaving for the University of Ottawa in the fall.
How long have you been a part of the uptown scene?
I've spent the last four years as a student at Saint John High, where I was lucky enough to promote events uptown for the student council. Uptown Saint John is my first job, and I couldn't be happier to be here experiencing the best of Saint John!
What is your favorite season, and why?
I love summer, especially here on the Bay of Fundy. There are so many beautiful places to visit and photograph on the sea!?
Coffee, tea, or other?
Coffee – I'm an addict! No morning is complete without a cup (or three).
What is your Uptown Insider Tip?
Java Moose is always a great place to sit and write an essay or grab coffee with a friend, and their lattes are the best!