Hey everybody! I'm Alex, a fourth-year Africana Studies and sociology double major in the college. I am born and raised in the heart of the south side of Chicago and yes, I am a Posse Scholar as well. I fell in love with Oberlin during an Multicultural Visit Program Weekend (now Access Oberlin) and have been a happy student ever since.
As a student I am really interested in issues of social inequality, education, politics, African American literature and the experiences of students of color. My experiences in the classroom have been amazing—discussing questions of identity and critiquing what I believe to be "common knowledge" as well as finding new ways to engage with world issues.
Outside of the classroom, I am involved as a campus overnight host through the Office of Admissions, where I spend a lot of time encouraging prospective students of color to visit, apply to, and enroll at Oberlin. I also work in the Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment so I really love helping students figure out parts of their life at Oberlin.
I am also involved with several cultural groups and spaces on campus, specifically for the Africana Community. I am a part of ABUSUA, our Black Student Union, as well as Sisters of the Yam (SOY), which is a group for African American women as well as other womyn of color. Generally, I can be spotted around campus either laughing or smiling with a group of pretty cool folks but if you see me definitely say hey :)