Alex Lucas

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
My favorite motto

Treat others how they would like to be treated.

What energizes me the most

Reading and learning new things. I’ve challenged myself to read 50 books in 2021, and I’m diversifying my “to-read” list with recommendations from friends and colleagues. 

The natural talent I’d like to be gifted with

I wish I were a polyglot! You only truly understand another culture when you see the world through the linguistic lens of others.

What makes me most comfortable

I’m most comfortable spending time with my family. I like to surprise my parents with special family vacations – don’t worry I give them time to pack!

Favorite part of working at Eagle Hill

My friendly and collaborative colleagues.

When I was last outside of my comfort zone

I was lost in the Silk Market in Beijing, China. I loved checking out all the different stalls, and I became distracted. Soon I realized that my friends had already moved along, and I didn’t have a cell phone to find them. Before that trip, I had only visited countries where people spoke Romance languages.