Alumni Q&A Series
Alexandra (Allie) Sharkey built her skills in psychology and counseling while on FDU’s Florham campus in the late 2000’s and has built an enormous social media following since graduation.
With nearly 20,000 followers on her Instagram page, Allie is a modern-day Superwoman with a busy and successful career by day at AbbVie Pharmaceuticals as a senior sales representative, and a social media influencer of note in her role as “Ms. Morristown,” spreading love for her adopted hometown and staying connected with FDU where she earned dual degrees in psychology and clinical counseling.
Allie is all in for the community. When she isn’t extolling the virtues of Morristown online, she is volunteering her time to causes like the Morristown Women in Business, and Big Brothers, Big Sisters, where she was honored as the “Big Sister” of the Year in 2014 by the Northern New Jersey branch, and currently serves as a Regional Board Member.
Learn more about Allie:
Name: Alexandra Sharkey
Nickname at FDU: Allie
FDU Graduation Year(s) & Major: 2009 – BA Psychology & MA, Clinical Counseling
Campus(es) where you studied: Florham
Current occupation and volunteer work: Senior Sales Representative at AbbVie. Founder of Ms. Morristown, LLC. Regional Board Member of Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Coastal and Northern New Jersey. Board member of the Morristown Women in Business.
Hobbies & Interests: Travel, manifestation, self-development, the NYT crossword.
What is your favorite memory of FDU? Walking through campus with new friends.
Activities you were involved in at FDU: Zeta Tau Alpha sorority – traditions chair, social chair, committees chair; Marketing Mix –co-activities chair; Peer Assistant Leaders; Graduate assistant.
What was your favorite place on campus and why? The Caf. All you can eat of whatever you can eat! And meeting with friends.
Who was the most influential person in your FDU Experience: Dr. Lona Whitmarsh and Ginny Devine.
What keeps you connected to FDU? Living in nearby Morristown helps keep me connected as well as the Young Alumni Association.
One piece of advice for current FDU students? You won’t believe how fast time goes after you graduate. Find ways to stay connected to the friends you made and campus resources. They will help you tremendously in life.
Where you can find me on social media: Instagram: @ms.morristown