Tuesday, September 4, 2018

First hello!

Hi everyone!

My name is Ms. Alex, and I'll be joining the team at ALEC this year! Like some others you may have met, I'm serving as an Americorps member, and I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone I possibly can in the next 10 months.

While I am from Western Pennsylvania, I grew up about 45 minutes away from Allentown in Rochester, Pennsylvania, where I went to a tiny school. After I graduated from high school, I ended up at Carlow University, which is also a tiny school, but with nuns.

I studied communication and media, but I wanted to change that about five times. I loved science and history and reading and working with kids, but I didn't know what I wanted to do with that. So during the summers I worked as a camp counselor, and during the school year I mentored with Strong Women Strong Girls, because I wanted to somehow combine all the things I liked. And after I graduated from Carlow, that's how I ended up here at ALEC!

This year, I hope I'm able to interact with as many youth as possible, and learn as much from them as I can. Kids are pretty great teachers, I've learned. I also want to have as much fun as I can, so I'm looking forward to that!

Whenever I have free time (what a concept, right?), I love being outside and in the sun: hiking, kayaking, camping, or just laying in the grass listening to music. I also really love concerts and reading--loud and quiet events.

All in all, I'm really excited for this year and I can't wait to meet everyone!
See you soon!

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