Alex Wroblewski (b. 1987) is a student at Columbia College Chicago, and is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He started pursuing his bachelor’s degree in 2013 with the recommendation of an editor, while stringing for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Before attending college he worked as a truck driver, welder, barista, amongst other jobs. Since then he has covered the gun violence in Chicago, the war against ISIS in Iraq, and the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. He will be interning at The New York Times during the summer of 2016, and plans on working overseas afterwards.