Alex grew up in Rockford, IL and is a recent graduate of Calvin College where she studied social work and French. During her time at Calvin, Alex ran on the cross country and track teams and also had the opportunity to study abroad for two semesters in Grenoble, France, and Kingston, Jamaica.
Throughout her studies and international exposure, Alex has learned to value the perspectives that diverse groups of people and places offer. Alex wants to continue learning from and being surrounded by all different types of people as she pursues her passion of working towards equity in the educational and criminal justice systems.
Alex is excited to serve for another year of AmeriCorps service where she will be able to learn more about how to work with youth in impactful ways. In her free time, Alex enjoys running, reading, being outside and drinking coffee.