Alexis joined FPI in June 2019, focusing primarily on state immigration policy. She previously volunteered for the organization. While originally hailing from a suburb of Chicago, Alexis has lived in Florida for more than 20 years and understands the state’s unique threats and opportunities. Her career path began with direct service to vulnerable populations, then shifted to policy and advocacy once she saw the damaging effects of misguided laws and funding. She has worked with the child welfare population, young adults experiencing homelessness, individuals recovering from substance use disorder, and isolated older adults.
Alexis served as legislative chair for the Central Florida unit of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and is a founding member of the NASW-FL Immigration Justice Task Force. She holds a Master of Science in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University — a social work degree emphasizing policy practice and social justice. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D in Public Affairs, which will bring more advanced research skills to her role. In Spring 2020, Alexis was honored with the Emerging Public Service Professional Award by the Central Florida Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration.
In her “free time,” Alexis likes to sing, absorb books/documentaries/comedy, and relax with her husband and fur children.