Alexandria (Crump) Smith, ’05 MA-HRIR, now lives in Memphis, Tennessee with her husband and 3-year old-daughter where she works as the chief of human resources for Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland’s administration. Before settling down in Memphis, however, Smith had lots of experience in the HR world all around the country. With jobs at Microsoft Corporation near Seattle, Target Corporation in Minneapolis, and serving as director of human resources at Brightstar Device Protection in Miami, Smith has learned important lessons that she continues to use in her career. “Every one of those cities had a unique diversity,” Smith said. A Duke University undergrad, Smith always thought growing up that she would work on Wall Street. However, after a college field trip there she realized it was not for her, which then compelled her to attend the University of Minnesota to get her master’s degree in human resources and industrial relations.