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Hi everyone! My name is Alex, and I am so excited for our upcoming adventure! I have lived in New York City my whole life and I just graduated from high school last spring. I relish in the distinctive energy and eccentricities of the city, but I also love to travel to remote and unfamiliar places. I am deeply passionate about the intersection of gender and genocide and have been lucky enough to travel to Rwanda, Guatemala, and Hungary to engage with impacted communities. I am also really interested in civic engagement, the role of government, and the effects of advocacy. I’m looking forward to examining the diverse iterations of all of these issues as we explore Indonesia together. I love to dance, play softball, and try new foods, and I can’t wait to learn from and connect with each of you. See you in a few weeks!