A Life Upward and Onward
In 2010 Alden graduated from Boston University, where she majored in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, spent a semester in Paris conducting cystic fibrosis research, ran as a bandit in the Boston marathon, and played the crocodile in Peter Pan in her theatrical debut. Prior to her Peace Corps service, she lived in Montpelier and taught English, traveled through Spain, Portugal and Morocco, ran the Paris Marathon legitimately, and spread her incomparable charisma.
Alden surrounded her family and friends with infinite love and enthusiasm, inspiring us all with her never-ending adventures — early-morning runs, sailing in Lake Washington, dancing the tango on a Boston sidewalk, skiing through the trees of Whistler, ice-skating after midnight in Bellevue, and surfing any wave that came her way. Alden always searched for the deeper substance of a person and spent whatever time and energy it took to find it.