Alexa Riano

Senior Executive Assistant to the President and Board of Trustees

Alexa Riano
Building A, Room 405
Journal Square Campus

Personal Pronouns: She/Her
Language(s) Spoken: English, Spanish

Educational Background

  • B.A., Modern Languages, New Jersey City University
  • A.A., Early Childhood Education, Hudson County Community College


  • ECornell Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Certificate


Alexa provides high-level administrative support to the President and the Board of Trustees; and performs a wide variety of highly responsible tasks and confidential work associated with the President's Office.

Alexa embraced the opportunities that education provided as a first-generation student. As an immigrant, she faced numerous challenges, but her determination to succeed propelled her forward. Throughout her professional journey, Alexa displayed exceptional dedication and talent, which led to her promotion several times. She consistently demonstrated the ability to take on new responsibilities and excel in her roles. Alexa was appointed as Senior Executive Assistant to the President and Board of Trustees in 2022. Through her journey as a first-generation student, immigrant and accomplished professional. Alexa exemplifies resilience, determination, and leadership.

Hobbies/Interests: You can always find Alexa on the soccer field watching a her two children play, engrossed in a captivating novel or sharing a cozy movie night with loved ones.

Favorite Quote:
"For there is always light, if only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it." - Amanda Gorman