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Alex Johnson

Hi! I’m a senior studying Public Policy and French with an Ethics certificate. I chose these majors because I’m interested in how policy decisions are made from the local community to international level. I also think there’s a lot of room in government for improvement, social justice, and more equity. I’m not sure what I’m doing next year, but I think that’s okay right now.

L's Taken

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"Thank you for applying but..."

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Things I thought I'd finish but never did

  • Organizing my files and Google Drive 

  • So many postcards 

  • A journal about time during Covid 

  • A research project 

  • The readings for some of my classes

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Everyday L's of life

  • When my dog poops, and I’m out of bags 

  • Running out of eggs in the fridge 

  • When I want to go on a walk, but it’s pouring rain 

  • Homework taking way longer than I thought it would 

  • Being tired 

  • Not being motivated

On the Bright Side

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Memories I made when I wasn't working/studying

  • I remember drawing pictures in the Link on the whiteboard 

  • I remember picnics in the gardens 

  • I remember spontaneous Cookout trips 

  • I remember taking the time to have real conversations with other students and create friendships 

  • I remember exploring cafes in Paris and just walking around 

  • I remember going on walks to buy flowers

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Things I've learned that will still matter in 10 years

  • I am stronger than I think 

  • There’s always something new that I can learn no matter how old I get 

  • People come in and out of my life, and there isn’t always a why. It’s normal. 

  • It’s okay to cry.

  • Everyone has a different perspective. Listen and try to understand how they see the world. 

  • Sometimes meeting new people is just about putting yourself out there in a social setting. 

  • What other people think doesn’t matter; in fact, they’re probably worried about the same thing. 

  • Don’t take anything for granted.

  • Always have a pet... they rock. 

  • Check-in with someone different once a day, whether you know them well or not. They’ll probably appreciate it.

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TV shows, movies, and books I've enjoyed

Shows:

  • The West Wing 

  • Madame Secretary 

  • The Office 

  • Dark 

  • High Fidelity 

Movies: 

  • The Big Short 

  • Les Miserables by Ladj Ly 

  • Caché 

  • Pulp Fiction 

  • Shawshank Redemption 

Books: 

  • Hunger by Roxane Gay 

  • Harry Potter (I read all of the books for the first time this year; it’s never too late!) 

  • Normal People by Sally Rooney 

  • The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett 

  • The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

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Things I'm proud of that you won't see on my resume

  • How much I have learned and grown as a person during college 

  • My sense of empathy 

  • My compassion for other people 

  • Being a good friend 

  • Being a good sister 

  • Being a good daughter

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Unconventional skills

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Quirks that make me who I am

  • I love bottomless mimosas 

  • I can fall asleep anywhere at anytime 

  • I have dog hair and treats on me at all times 

  • I’m loud 

  • I love adventures at the last minute 

  • I love surprises 

  • I can’t keep a plant alive to save my life

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Small joys in my life

  • Fresh flowers! 

  • Puppy licks 

  • Ice cream 

  • A new book 

  • A friend succeeding 

  • Food I can eat at restaurants 

  • Someone doing something kind for me or checking in on me

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Obstacles I have overcome

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Things I've done that pushed me out of my comfort zone

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Failures that seemed like the end of the world back then but don't matter in hindsight

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Leaps of Faith

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Life events that have made me stronger

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