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 and has also had the pleasure of participating in the Florida Poor People’s Campaign. 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 also holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and brings several years’ experience as a university research assistant to her role.
In her “free time,” Alexis likes to sing, play music, and relax with her husband and fur children.