Alexia Kime joined InsideNGO in October 2014 as a programs associate. She currently backstops over a dozen InsideNGO workshops and roundtables and manages the Operational Excellence Awards program. Additionally, Alexia is heavily involved in InisdeNGO’s monitoring and evaluation work and supports the Certificate in USAID Assistance Management program. Previously, Alexia was a preventative health education volunteer in Peace Corps Senegal where she conducted a prenatal data collection, research, and improvement project in collaboration with the CDC. She also initiated community-based prevention and outreach on malaria and other health-related topics through educational health murals reaching over 17,000 people, as well as facilitated malaria prevention activities with community members affecting 10 villages. She served as regional malaria coordinator in her second year and trained regional agriculture volunteers on potential interventions for malaria prevention, prenatal care, infant and child growth monitoring, and nutrition. Alexia holds a BA in history from Allegheny College. She lives in Arlington, VA, and enjoys painting and reading in her spare time.
Q + A
When I lived in DC, there was a restaurant called Crane & Turtle. It was a small Japanese-French fusion restaurant – which are probably my two favorite cuisines. I probably ate there five times in the last two weeks before it closed and could never get enough of their big-eye tuna tataki, octopus carpaccio, and hamachi dishes. I still dream about it….
I’ve always been a cat person, but I also love dogs. I grew up with both animals and can’t imagine not having one or the other in my life. Even in Peace Corps, I found an abandoned newborn kitten in a garbage pile on my third day in-country and couldn’t help but adopt him. He came with me on the 10+ hour journey to my village and was an amazingly faithful companion for two years. Having an animal as a pet also gave my host family a small perspective into Americans’ lives and I’ll forever be thankful that even now they treat my cat as a part of their family.
Art has been a passion of mine since before I can remember, but I particularly love painting. I didn’t discover this until my third year in college when I decided I should take some “fun” courses while gearing up for my senior composition paper – best decision I ever made! In Peace Corps, I created some educational murals and now I paint with acrylics whenever I have some free time.