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Alex Oleson

Alex Oleson is a senior at St. Louis University, where he is majoring in political science and minoring in economics and urban poverty. He also competes in the high jump as a member of the track team.

Alex Oleson and mother

From foster youth to foster care advocate

“Having a permanent home laid the foundation for my success. It also inspired me to pay it forward, because it’s up to each of us to share the opportunities we’ve had with the next generation.”