Get to Know NKE: Alessandra Gouverneur


Get to know NKE is a series focused on the faces behind the company.  It is intended to give you insight on those who plan and execute the wonderful events that bring connection and creativity to the city.  Hear their background, thoughts on the future of NEWaukee, and more.

“I knew NEWaukee was a game-changer in the community, and I wanted to be a part of that.”


Alessandra Gouverneur

What school did you go to or graduate from?

Currently getting my Bachelor’s in Management and Leadership at Miami University of Ohio.

What’s your hometown?

I was born in South Barrington, IL, but I’ve lived in Milwaukee for ten years.

What’s your position?

Special events intern

How did you hear about NEWaukee?

My dad was a part of YP Week as a speaker.

What inspired you to apply?

I researched the mission of NEWaukee and realized the feel and purposes of NEWaukee resonated with me.  I knew NEWaukee was a game-changer in the community, and I wanted to be a part of that.

How would you describe NEWaukee’s mission in your own words?

Creating experiences to unite the community, transform perspectives, and inspire change.

What event are you looking forward to the most this summer?

I’m really looking forward to our Night Markets and SplashBash.

Who’s your favorite album/artist?

One of my favorite albums is Summertime ‘06 by Vince Staples.

If you were stuck on a desert island, what three items would you bring?


Where’s your favorite space to go/hang out/eat in Milwaukee?

I love doing escape games, and there’s a place in the Third Ward called Escape the Room.  Highly recommend.  I also love Grant Park in South Milwaukee.  The beach is so charming.