UOP McGeorge Law
Daniel S. Goodman Memorial Scholar
Born in South Lake Tahoe, California, Alexis is a ChangeLawyer who grew up witness to two different worlds. The wealthy resort town visitors flocking to Tahoe lived far differently than the people who worked there for minimum wage, most of whom came from Central and South America. With her family also bound to the tourism economy, Alexis became motivated to understand structural inequality and studied the consequences of colonialism at Occidental college. Unsatisfied with just writing about systemic problems, she decided to attend the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. There, she began focusing on advocacy and also joined joined the Prisoner Civil Rights clinic to help prisoners with their § 1983 claims. A member of the Moot Court Competition Team, she was a national champion advocate after winning Best Brief at the San Diego National Criminal Procedure Competition. During law school, she was also a Research Assistant for Professor Lawrence Levine on projects concerned with the future of LGBTQ rights after Justice Kennedy’s retirement. Alexis currently works in Sacramento as Operational Support for the Department of Justice, assisting a violent crimes squad tasked with investigating dark web marketplaces used by criminals to launder money, sell drugs and trafficking humans in Sacramento.