Alexis joined the Rennie Center with a background in education policy at the state, district, and local levels. In her role as Policy Director, she leverages findings and lessons learned from the organization’s research and on-the-ground initiatives to develop and oversee a policy agenda aimed at driving systemic improvements in the Massachusetts public education system. Prior to joining Rennie, Alexis served in several capacities within the MA Executive Office of Education, spent time supporting the BPS central office redesign and restructure under Superintendent Tommy Chang, and began her career in education as an English teacher in Baltimore City at an alternative high school serving 18-21-year-olds. In her civic time, she serves as a board member of a local non-profit, Partakers, Inc., which supports prison education in Massachusetts by coordinating teams of volunteers who mentor women and men who are incarcerated as they pursue higher education programs. She received a B.A in policy studies and political science from Syracuse University, an M.S.Ed. from Johns Hopkins University in Secondary Education, and an Ed.M. in Education Policy and Management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.