“Team@expii” is a weekly blog series to help our followers get to know us here at Expii.


Meet Alex Federspiel!

Alex is a Content Writer here at Expii, and has been with us since last summer! Get to know him in his interview below.


Where are you from?

I’m from here — Pittsburgh, PA! I grew up in the Highland Park neighborhood, and currently live in the Polish Hill neighborhood. I think Pittsburgh is a nice city because a lot of events are always going on around here. Also, we have great restaurants. Or at least I think so, even though I haven’t lived in another city before.


What did you study in school?

For college, I went to University of Pittsburgh and majored in Applied Mathematics and Economics.


What’s a unique fact about you?

I own over 400 movies on DVD. I usually go to The Exchange (a movie resale store) and buy them super cheap, especially if I’ve just recently bombed a test… so maybe I just did bad in school. But mainly because I like having a library of movies.


What are your personal interests/hobbies?

I like to pet animals, frequent Dunkin Donuts for my famous iced coffee order, watch horror movies with my friends, and eat copious amounts of food.


What’s something you’ve achieved?

Going to a Dunkin Donuts party!


How did your intense love for Dunkin Donuts come to be?

A friend of mine would always go to Dunkin Donuts, and since she and I had all the same classes, I ended up tagging along. It kind of became a tradition. Now, all of the staff at the Dunkin Donuts near University of Pittsburgh know me and my iced coffee order by the moment I walk in. Plus, I love their bagels.


What’s an Expii project you’ve worked on and are proud of?

It would probably be populating the algebra map. When I first started working here, it was just me and two other people, and there was practically nothing on that map. But now, with all of these Content Writers working here, there are probably about 20 problems per topic, and I think that’s very cool to see.


What’s your favorite thing about Expii?

Definitely the people here. Everyone is just fun to talk to, and it doesn’t even feel like a job half of the time.


Team@expii: Alex Federspiel