Class of 2024
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Research interests: Identity politics, women, religion, politics of borders/bordering the region, crossover of environment and society in the region, and diplomacy.
Alexis graduated from Denison University in 2020 with a B.A. in International Studies and a concentration in Middle East North African Studies. For her senior thesis, Alexis determined ethnic identities as layered and examined the ways these identities emerge in political, cultural, and societal contexts through an analysis of narratives from Arab-American women in Central Ohio. Currently, Alexis works with the Department of State, first in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs on the Jordan Desk, and most recently the Bureau of Consular Affairs. With her time in MAAS, Alexis seeks to develop a holistic understanding of the Arab World to bring back to her career with the State Department where she hopes to influence policy decisions and craft developmental programs in the region.