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Who is Dale Alexander?

November 1, 2021

Yvonne Gay

A portrait of a woman with glasses.
Dale Alexander, administrative assistant.
Photo credit: Tanya Rosen-Jones '97

When Dale Alexander isn’t reading, hiking, baking, visiting museums, or writing short stories, she finds time to attend plays, meditate, and study holistic wellness. Find out more about Alexander in this installment of Who Am I?


Name: Dale Alexander

Department(s) and location on campus: German Language and Literatures and Russian and East Asian Studies in Peters Hall.

Job title? Administrative Assistant

What does your job entail? Supporting my faculty and ensuring that the departments are a dynamic and vital part of the student experience at Oberlin.

How many years at Oberlin? I started as a temp in January 2018, and was hired part time to the German and Russian departments in fall 2019. I was hired full time to the East Asian Studies department in fall 2020.

Hobbies? Reading, making art—painting, pottery, collage, photography. I also like writing short stories, cooking and baking, gardening, exercise (weight training, running, spinning), archery, geocaching, hiking, yoga, meditation, studying holistic wellness and Ayurveda, attending plays and musicals, visiting art museums, going on adventures, and discovering new places

Favorite Quote?

Hold fast to dreams

For if dreams die

Life is a broken-winged bird

That cannot fly.


Hold fast to dreams

For when dreams go

Life is a barren field

Frozen with snow.

By Langston Hughes

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