Undergrad: Arcadia University
Major: Education Studies
Hometown: Hiawassee, GA
Assistantship: Student Activities- Leadership Programs
Bio: Hi there! I'm Alexis (she/her/hers). I am originally from Northeast Georgia, but I have spent the last 4 years studying at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania (near Philly). During my first year of college, I made an important decision to push myself out of my comfort zone and get involved with anything and everything on campus including Student Government, orientation, residence life, and other leadership roles. I quickly discovered my love for student affairs and decided to change my major from Biology to Education. Since then, I have had the opportunity to build relationships with incredible student affairs mentors, train a team of orientation leaders, and facilitate leadership workshops for students on my campus. I have also completed three research projects related to higher education (and I hope to pursue more research opportunities while studying at UConn and beyond!). These types of experiences have fueled my love for the field and helped me decide to pursue a Master’s in Higher Education and Student Affairs, so I can give back to a field that has had such a positive impact on me.
I am passionate about student leadership development and experiential learning opportunities (especially study abroad) along with any other experiences that inspire students to find their voice and become active members of their communities.
In my free time I enjoy running, hiking, exploring new places, petting dogs, and baking! I am extremely grateful and excited to begin my journey at UConn. Go Huskies!