There is a small group of exceptional students who show an earnestness to learn every day. I have had the pleasure to learn from one of those students in a Public Management course this year. Alexandre brings active listening, purposeful questions, and valid contribution to an especially interpretive course. I have been impressed with his ability to articulate new ideas in class discussions with good insight into current events and public opinion. Above all, he is a truly approachable, engaging, and helpful person. I am confident that Alexandre would be an asset to any team in need of a great mind.