Alexis received a bachelor’s degrees in psychology and sociology from U.C. Berkeley in 2017. As an undergraduate she worked at U.C. San Francisco, conducting fMRI research examining self-regulation in veterans with traumatic brain injuries. After graduating, she moved to Boston to work in the Dystonia and Speech Motor Control Lab at Massachusetts Eye and Ear. There, Alexis conducted brain imaging studies investigating the pathophysiology of laryngeal dystonia, as well as research evaluating suicidal behavior in idiopathic dystonia. She then helped operate the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Clinical Service as a member of the Laboratory for Neuropsychiatry and Neuromodulation at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is currently pursuing PhD in clinical psychology.