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Alex is currently enrolled at Kirkwood Community College in the Veterinary Technician program and joining the Petersen Pet Hospital as an intern in the summer of 2018. She was born in Dubuque, Iowa and has moved to many towns and cities throughout Iowa but has been located in Cedar Rapids for 11 years. She attended Washington High School in Cedar Rapids and after graduation began at Kirkwood for her liberal arts degree in science. It is there where she realized she wanted to follow her passion and entered into the Vet tech program.

Alex has always known she wanted to work with animals. She grew up spending time on horse and dairy farms. During her city life she was always surrounded by cats and dogs. She was always the little girl who wanted to know how to make an animal feel better and how to care for them. In 2015 she began to volunteer for Last Hope Animal Rescue in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Once she lived on her own she began to foster for the rescue.

She now lives in Cedar Rapids with her boyfriend and pets. They have two dogs, Kia a German shepherd and Nash a Boxer/Aussie mix, two cats Charlie and Brody plus many fosters she has committed to take care of till they find their forever homes. When she isn’t busy with work and her studies, Alex likes to run events at Last Hope and watch Netflix with her small zoo.