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After graduating from Hamilton College with a degree in Philosophy , Alex moved to NYC in June 2013 to pursue her love of journalism and multimedia. She is thrilled to be a member of the DailyBurn team! Her written work has appeared on The Huffington Post, The Daily Beast and Health.com. Alex has always been passionate about athletics, health and fitness and competed at the collegiate level in synchronized team skating, rowing and Ultimate Frisbee.
Articles by Alex Orlov
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