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Student Spotlight: Alexis Deschamps

Name: Alexis Deschamps 
Year: Second 
Major: Commerce
Hometown: Ashburn, VA

1.    What brought you to the Women's Center?

I love the positive environment it creates that is so supportive and encouraging to women! 

2.    If you could describe YWLP in 3 words, how would you describe it?

rewarding, special, inspiring

3.    What other organizations are you involved with at UVA?

HASS and the Women’s Business Forum in McIntire 

4.    How has a mentor impacted you?

A mentor has helped me to build confidence in myself and inspired me to speak up. 

5.    If you could choose anyone, who would you choose to be your mentor?

Lady Gaga! She is such an inspiration and has conquered and learned from many tough times. She delivers a message of empowering all women.

6.    What would you most like to tell your 13 year old self?

It’s okay to put yourself first. You can’t help someone else if you haven’t checked in to make sure you’re okay. 

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