Alexis is originally from Houston, Texas and graduated with special honors from the University of Texas at Austin with B.A. in Government & Plan II Honors. While studying at UT-Austin, Alexis was actively engaged on campus. She was the Founder and President of the university’s first Black Honors Students Association, selected to join the Texas Orange Jackets, UT’s oldest women’s honorary organization, and the Friar’s Honor Society.
Professionally, Alexis has a diverse background which encompasses business, legislation and advocacy, social justice, and economic equity development. Prior to law school, she worked as a Securities Analyst for Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., a legislative Co-Director for the Racial Justice Coalition, and as a Project Manager for the Houston Fund for Social Justice & Economic Equity where she worked directly with key city leaders to launch a $20 million-dollar economic equity fund to support Houston’s black community. Alexis’ strong leadership skills, passion for law and business also presented the opportunity to participate in the SEO Law Fellowship Program.
She is a JD candidate at Columbia Law School where she serves currently as a staff member of Columbia Law Review, Vice President of the Black Law Students Association, a Paralegal Pathways Initiative participant, and on Student Senate.