Alexandra Gardner is a galvanizing voice in the tech community
Alexandra Gardner is one of the Top 25 Young Professionals of 2021
Alexandra Gardner, 29
Senior Product Designer, Pinnacol Assurance | Denver
Nothing has contributed more to Alexandra Gardner’s success than her failures.
“Failure has given me grit, an undeniable knowing that no matter what, I will figure it out,” she says. “I am a dyslexic, ADHD, diabetic female working in tech. Everything about that screams, ‘Best of luck, kid; you ain’t gonna make it.’“
As one of the few senior designers in Colorado blockchain technology, Gardner is a galvanizing voice in the tech community, says her mentor, Meranda Vieyra. “She has developed unique, award-winning programs, created nationally recognized education tracks, and is instrumental in innovating for people-centric blockchain technology systems throughout the state and beyond.”
As a designer for WolfPack—a blockchain solution that enables people experiencing homelessness to build work history, earn token funds to purchase goods and prevent wage theft – Gardner and her team won the ETHDenver 2020 Impact Award.
Art is a passion; Gardner completed the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts 2019-2020 Leadership Arts Program and aspires to join its board. As an advocate for marginalized communities, Gardner plans to lead a panel of blockchain community members at Denver Startup Week in a discussion of social justice and minority inequality. Indigo Theory, her ethical hacker group, also leads the industry in developing solutions to current events.
Her No. 1 goal: “To use my particular skill set to organize change within my community. I want to be a voice and give a voice to others who feel they don’t have one.”
This article is part of the ColoradoBiz’s 2021 Top 25 Young Professionals. Click here to read more about the latest class of up-and-coming movers and shakers.