Student Spotlight: Alex Johnson


A Senior at Penn, Alex is majoring in Philosophy and minoring in Gender, Sexuality, & Women’s Studies, Law & Society, and History of Art.  She hails from Washington, D.C.

Alex is the current Co-Chair of the Student Advisory Board of the Arthur Ross Gallery.  She boasts an impressive research background, having worked as a research assistant at Penn’s Law School, Medical School, and Philosophy Department.  Outside of Penn, she has held research assistant roles at The Brookings Institution in D.C. and the Legal Aid Society in New York.

On campus, Alex is the President of the Penn Debate Society.  In addition, she is the President of the American Parliamentary Debate Association, overseeing all operations of the nation’s oldest collegiate debate league (comprised of over 100 schools, including the Ivy League).

Alex is currently the 3rd-best debater in the nation. She is also a classically trained pianist.

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