2010 Scholar

Alexander M. Thorp
American University

Alexander M. Thorp
Alex is a proud student of American University in Washington, DC. He has taken the scenic academic tour, starting as a biology student, winding through several subsequent directions such as international studies, to arrive finally at urban planning. The pursuit of urban planning and geography most recently took him to Mount Allison University in small-town New Brunswick. He particularly enjoys the antics of James Kunstler’s books on the subject of North American planning, Geography of Nowhere and Home from Nowhere. Among other things Alex has a curious passion for travel, a good sci-fi/fantasy novel, and not wearing shoes.

How can you describe a weekend of student leaders from across the U.S. with an intense passion to change the world? The Orientation was a phenomenal experience to meet and build connections that I'm sure will last a lifetime.

Emily Bacha, 2009 Udall Scholar


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