Alex succumbed to PANDAS, an autoimmune condition linked to a streptococcal infection that affects the brain.
Born in Portsmouth, N.H., the only child of Susan Newman Manfull and William “Towny” Manfull, Alex graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy with high honors and the Prize for the Study of History at the Senior Level.
Alex studied history — with an emphasis on financial history — at Princeton and graduated in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in U.S. history and a certificate in American studies. She was the coxswain for the men’s varsity lightweight crew and a member of Pi Beta Phi and Ivy Club.
Alex moved to Manhattan after college and worked at Morgan Stanley, Apollo Global Management, and Blue Ridge Capital. She moved last winter to Washington, D.C., to work with Updata Partners as an associate.
Donations may be made to the Alex Manfull Memorial Fund supporting research, education, and treatment of PANDAS in adolescents and young adults.