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Alex Pearlman is GlobalPost's Web Producer for Special Reports. She grew up in Los Angeles and did a stint in a Swiss boarding school before moving to Boston. Alex graduated from Suffolk University in 2010, and co-founded The Next Great Generation.com, a community-sourced magazine for people under 30. She's a heavy user and advocate of social media, believes in the power of the crowd on the Internet, and loves the challenges of new journalism. Her work has appeared in Boston.com, The Huffington Post, PolicyMic and Lemon magazine.