Our Staff

Alex Farrell

Executive Director

Suzanne Pagel

Communications Intern

Alex Farrell joined SECIA in June of 2018, bringing experience in grants management, initiative coordination, meeting facilitation, fundraising, and event planning. He has worked for non-profit organizations in Minneapolis, New York, and abroad, and is a former Como resident and a graduate of the University of Minnesota. Alex has a proven track record of taking ideas from conception to completion, from leading corporate volunteers through construction installations, to producing informational videos about disability voting rights. Alex grew up in Minneapolis, studied Cultural Anthropology, Linguistics, and Industrial Design, has traveled extensively on six continents, and is interested in history, art, and informed perspective.

Alex’s goals for the organization include initiating a community needs survey, developing new sources of funding, expanding partnerships, and working with community volunteers to help realize their goals for the neighborhood.

Suzy Pagel is the Communications intern for SECIA. She works to maintain a consistent flow of information to the SE Como community through stories and updates on social media, Como Tidbits and Como-tion. Suzy is currently a student at the University of Minnesota, pursuing a double major in Journalism and Political Science, with a minor in Sociology.

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