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Consultant Alexandra Rivera

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Alexandra Rivera '20

Pompano Beach, FL

English Writing major

For Alexandra, writing is like "making bread. You must master the basics--kneading and resting, when to leaven or not to leaven, how long to prove, all that--before you can attempt more complex, beautiful loaves. Yet even simple breads are enjoyable. When you bake from a recipe (or rubric, or genre, or literary form), it is still your skill and your touch that will form the finished product. Baking bread, like writing, is often intensely personal. It is something crafted by your hands to nourish someone else."