Alum Alexis Horowitz-Burdick is CEO, Founder of Asia Makeup Retailer Luxola

Monday, December 07, 2015
STRAITS TIMES (SINGAPORE) -- But she got her act together two years later and finished her undergraduate degree in political science at California State University, San Marcos, before getting a Master’s in Political Science from the San Francisco State University. She later joined Frontier Strategy Group, a then little-known, four-person start-up consultancy firm based near Washington, D.C. It did not matter to her that she was the company's first hire. Finding the work it did interesting, she decided to jump on board. The decision proved a wise one when, a year later, she was given the opportunity to relocate to Singapore to set up the Asian arm of the business. “I was getting a chance to travel, network and meet heads of big companies, so what did I have to complain about?” she says. “Besides the shock I got from finding a lizard in my fridge once, I settled in very well. I found Asia incredibly warm and vibrant, with a fast pace that I really enjoyed.”