By EVAN HARRELL
You may know her as the Back Page Editor, a woman without regrets or Honey Boo Boo in disguise. Her name is “Alexandra Englert, but most people call me Allie. Or Back Page Beauty.”Allie Englert is an English education major who says she’s from Owensboro, Ky. even though she is technically from Calhoun, a small town in the neighboring county. But she went to school in Owensboro, so that counts, right?
She originally considered Georgetown because her cousin Lindsey Baker is an alumna who loved it here. After visiting Georgetown, she says she felt “at home.” Although she visited other schools, Georgetown seemed like the right fit. “I loved the small class sizes,” Allie says. “Coming from a small town I liked the ability to be close to Lexington, as well.”
Allie has been very involved on campus in her four years here. Aside from writing the ever-popular Back Page for this newspaper (which has fueled for her a new passion for journalism), she is a member of Phi Mu Fraternity and has served the Delta Eta chapter as Vice President. If you had told freshman Allie she would go Greek, she would not have believed you, but she is very grateful for the experiences she has been offered through Phi Mu and the support system her sisters have been for her. “I loved this experience,” says Allie, “as it allowed me to give back to a group that has given so much to me. Likewise, it’s been an absolute joy to see how our chapter has worked to improve over the years through sponsoring new philanthropy events and community service.” Allie was also initiated as a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society.
When asked about her plans after college, Allie says she is up for suggestion. She plans to find a job teaching English at the middle or high school level in the Lexington area or back home in Owensboro. After that, Allie can see herself pursuing a higher degree in English, journalism or something else. She isn’t worried though. She says she is certain that God will reveal her next steps when the time is right. “Until then, I’ll patiently wait,” says Allie.
Among her favorite memories at GC, Allie recalls passing English orals with the one and only Mason Head, running out of the chapel into a sea of pink and having the opportunity to study in London. She says her overall favorite memory, however, was “recently making the spontaneous decision to drive ten hours to Kansas City for the National Championship game. It was incredible to join fellow students to see Georgetown win a national title.”
To underclassmen, Allie advises, “Study abroad. Take advantage of your college years to make this dream a reality. It not only allowed me to study literature from the perspective of British professors, it also gave me the ability to travel to seven other countries. Also, get to know your professors. They want to see you succeed and will help you in any way possible, both inside and outside of the classroom, to help you realize and obtain your own aspirations.”
In her spare time, Allie likes to look up pictures of Tard the grumpy cat and watch obscure YouTube videos such as “I’d Rather Eat Randy.” She is a fan of Robert Browning’s dramatic monologues, she has no regrets and she loves her dog Roscoe.