Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Staff Q&A: Alexandra Manetas, Financial Administrator, Office for Research Administration

Alexandra Manetas

Alexandra Manetas is a financial administrator in the office for Research Administration Services. In this role, Manetas is responsible for managing the financial process once a scientist receives a grant or award. 

Where are you originally from?

I grew up in the western suburb of Geneva, IL.

What is your educational background? 

I graduated from DePaul University in 2013 with a bachelors degree in finance.

Tell us about your professional background.

I began my career at DePaul University as an accounting specialist and then transferred to a position as a business coordinator in the College of Health and Science at DePaul before being offered my current position at Northwestern as a financial administrator. I was excited to begin working for a well-known research institution and was especially excited to know I would be part of the research process.

How do you help scientists at the medical school?

I provide post-award financial administration to sponsored projects in the Neurology, Anesthesiology, and Family and Community Medicine departments. My role is to review the principle investigator’s portfolios within those departments and manage the financial processes.

What is your favorite part of the job?  

My favorite part of the job is working with such a collaborative team. It’s exciting to be in a supportive environment that truly is invested in my professional development.

What do you like to do in your spare time? 

I love being outdoors and enjoy the summers in Chicago. I play on indoor and beach volleyball leagues throughout the year. I am constantly on the quest to find the perfect karaoke song.

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