Hometown: Bristol, TennesseePrior to Samford, Alexis was an intern at a neuropharmacology lab at East Tennessee State University, where she had the opportunity to investigate the effects of the ADHD medication methylphenidate on the brain with Dr. Brooks Pond and graduate students. She presented this research at the Experimental Biology conference in San Diego, California. In addition, this research was published in the Journal of Neural Transmission and Pharmacological Reports. While at Samford, she received the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship through the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET), which allowed her to research the effects of nicotine on the brain. In her free time, Alexis enjoys working out and encouraging others towards their fitness goals as a certified personal trainer. At Samford, Alexis plans to study biology and continue doing research. After graduation, she intends to pursue graduate school.