Alaina Charette

Operations Coordinator | | (517) 353-1635

Alaina is the Operations Coordinator for the WorkLife Office at Michigan State University. She was raised in Williamston, Michigan and received her bachelor’s degree in Health Administration from Central Michigan University. She began her career working as a Nursing Home Administrator in different regions across northern Michigan. In recent years, she had worked at the Sparrow Herbert-Herman Cancer Center as the Administrative Assistant supporting its leadership and operations.

In her free time, Alaina enjoys hiking, photography, gardening and traveling. She is recently engaged to a fellow Spartan. She has a passion for helping others and has loved her first year at MSU and being a part of the team at the WorkLife Office. Go Green!

Alaina Charette

I began my role as Operations Coordinator for the WorkLife Office in November 2022. I jumped in with both feet into a fast-paced new world of work-life and higher education. My professional background was in healthcare, and Michigan State University feels like a whole new world.

This role has reinspired me to learn and be more engaged with my community. I have stepped outside of my comfort zone many times, especially when it comes to public speaking. Each of these are an opportunity to grow professionally, especially as I step in to help lead the Women’s Networking Association and the Outstanding Supervisor Awards Committee this next academic year. I was also thrilled to attend the College and University Work-Life-Family Association (CUWFA) conference this year, which gave me a deeper understanding of this important work. I am very thankful to be a part of such a wonderful and endlessly supportive team.