Alexis is originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan. After living in Miami and Seattle in pursuit of a career in ballet, Alexis enrolled at Boston College where she was a biochemistry major. She graduated from Boston College summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and Scholar of the College with a 3.99/4.0 cumulative GPA. As a senior, she was the recipient of the Albert McGuinn, S.J., award as well as the Merck Index Book Award granted by the Chemistry Department. She published her senior thesis in the peer-reviewed journal Biochemistry as the lead author. In addition, she has co-authored numerous other peer-reviewed publications in bioengineering and biochemistry journals. Currently, she is enrolled in the Harvard-MIT MD-PhD program (entering class of 2013), and is pursuing her MD through the Health Sciences and Technology (HST) program of Harvard-MIT.
At Boston College, Alexis often spent time helping her peers understand material in courses such as biochemistry, physics, analytical and physical chemistry, and cancer biology. She focuses on helping students understand concepts over memorization, giving student the skills to logically think through questions. In the context of the MCAT and other standardized test preparation, Alexis enjoys helping students deepen their understanding of content, while also working to overcome test anxiety and fine tune their test day skills.
In her spare time, Alexis enjoys taking ballet classes, kayaking, playing tennis and walking around/exploring Boston.