Alex Hicks received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Oregon with a major in journalism and minors in business and Spanish. After interning at a local newspaper in her hometown, she decided to pursue her passion for journalism by working for a variety of University publications, including a multicultural magazine, environmental magazine and an iPad publication. She filled a number of positions during her four years at U.O. such as senior staff writer, associate editor, web editor and associate publisher. Alex looks forward to honing her writing and editing skills at Stanford, as well as expanding her knowledge of data journalism.