Alexis is a capacity builder with over two decades of experience in higher education and the non-profit sector. Throughout her career, she has focused on building the leadership capacity of staff and community members, increasing organizational capacity for engaging in respectful and reciprocal partnerships with all stakeholders, program evaluation, and community-based participatory research. Prior to joining the Center for Nonprofit Management, Alexis was the Director of Measurement, Learning, and Development for Be Strong Families, a national organization that facilitates transformative conversations to promote well-being, nurture the spirit of family, and prevent violence. During her engagement with the Population Change Institute, she provided support and technical assistance to network member organizations as they completed a Case Study Process to document their work in creating community-level change and transforming systems of care for children and families in 11 communities in the US and Canada. She previously served as Assistant Dean for Diversity and Strategic Initiatives at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, and as Assistant Director at the Center for Community Based Learning at Occidental College. She holds an M.A. in Urban Planning from UCLA.