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Alex Boehm

BA '12 - Modernity, Urban Planning, and Development

When St. Louis native Alex came to Gallatin, he studied urban planning and development and critical theory and modernity, with a focus on contemporary urban policy and economics. An Albert Gallatin Scholar, Alex held a summer internship at the Battery Park Conservancy, where he observed the day-to-day operations of maintaining and improving the park and learned about the intersection of federal, state, and local government in an urban planning context. His interest in critical theory was sparked by a seminar, Collage: From Art to Life and Back, he took with Clinical Assistant Professor Eugene Vydrin. Alex is a songwriter and a musician who plays violin and guitar. “Everyone at Gallatin, from your friends to your adviser to the dean herself, are genuinely interested in where you’re headed," he says, "and they all want to help you get there.”