When Jacqueline Alemany (SHS 2007) ’11 wakes up at 4:00 a.m. to go to work each day, one of the first things she does is take a moment to appreciate her “leisurely” morning schedule. After all, patrolling the halls of Congress or writing a daily newsletter can feel, in some respects, relaxed compared to four years of Division I basketball.
“Every time I wake up,” she reflects, “I think to myself how I could be waking up at 4:30 a.m. to make it to 5:00 a.m. lift, and how I’m lucky I’m not doing physical labor at this hour.”
It has been 10 years since Alemany captained the Harvard women’s basketball team, but the habits she built while playing still serve her in her current job. Only now, instead of running down power forwards at Lavietes Pavilion, she is running down power brokers in the U.S. Capitol and reporting on Congress for The Washington Post.
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