Alexandra Gater graduated on Dean’s List with High Distinction for an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree specializing in Journalism and minoring in Studio Arts in 2015. She was in the joint program with Centennial College and almost all of her electives were taken in English Literature, with a focus on creative writing. Alexandra was hired on a full-time position with Canada’s iconic women’s lifestyle magazine Chatelaine before she graduated from UTSC. She worked at the publication for almost four years and worked her way up to the Home Editor position.
Currently, she runs her own business as a YouTube personality. Her Youtube channel is a collection of service-driven home decor content including budget room makeovers, decor hauls and room tours and her videos are viewed over 1.1 million times per month. She is also a guest expert on Cityline — the longest running and most successful daytime show for women in North America — and her decor work has been published in magazines across Canada.
The blend of time spent between lectures at UTSC and hands-on learning at Centennial College played an integral part in her success of breaking into the magazine industry, as she gained a plethora of versatile and valuable skills that are needed to survive in this rapidly changing industry.