Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz covers workplace issues for the Tribune's business section. She previously covered retail, and before that was a lifestyles reporter on the Tribune’s features desk, writing about dating and relationships, health, home decor, food and travel. Prior to that she wrote features for RedEye. Elejalde-Ruiz also has worked at the Daily Herald, where she covered several suburban towns, and the City News Service, where she covered crime. She grew up in Washington, D.C., got her degree in international relations from Brown University, and encourages you to look up her 2013 story about going on a singles cruise, a highlight of her journalism career.