2012 Scholar

Alexandra E. Gerrish
Samford University

Alexandra E. Gerrish
Alex is a rising senior from Louisville, Kentucky studying Spanish and sociology. As a very involved leader of the environmental group on campus, she helped start recycling in freshmen dorms, and hosted a Teach-In about the threat of a nearby coal mine. Last summer Alex interned with Restoring Eden, a Christian environmental stewardship organization, promoting new mercury pollution standards for coal plants. She intends to combine her love for Spanish and the environment by possibly working on environmental justice issues in Hispanic communities. Alex is currently studying abroad in Argentina. In her spare time she enjoys being with people, dancing, and hiking.

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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