Alex Y. Ding

Youth community leader and student at the University of Chicago

A born-and-bred Minnesotan, Alex Y. Ding is a youth community leader and student at the University of Chicago. After graduation, Alex travelled with Global Citizen Year to Senegal, West Africa, where she worked for eight months with local community leaders and Women’s Groups across three languages to plan, fund, and build a 125-meter Community Garden servicing the rural village of Pelel Kindessa. Alex has also served on the student board of two non-profits and is involved with the Honor Council, Varsity rowing and speech programs at her high school in Culver, Indiana. In her spare time, Alex enjoys playing chess, drinking lots of coffee, and following famous people on Twitter.

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