Alexis was raised on a small, rural ranch in South Central Montana (traditional homelands of the Salish) where her great grandparents, grandparents, and parents raised cows, sheep, and grain. In 2016, she graduated from Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, Minnesota, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a double minor in History and Philosophy. With an interest in Environmental Law and Native American Law, she attended Concordia University School of Law in Boise, Idaho, where she graduated in 2019. While in law school, Alexis was the Executive Administrative Editor for the Law Review Editorial Board (2018-2019), Dixon Scholar (2017-2018), Library Circulation Assistant (2016-2017), John William Jackson Fund Scholar (2018-2019 Academic Year), Research Assistant for Professor McKay Cunningham (Summer 2018), and Finalist for The National Jurist‘s Law School Student of the Year (Spring 2019). She also volunteered many pro bono hours to different organizations, including the Idaho Military Legal Alliance, Veterans Affairs Legal Clinic, International Rescue Committee, Idaho Legal Aid Services, Life’s Kitchen, and Idaho Legal History Society. In 2020, Alexis began working as the Environmental Specialist for USRT, but had to step away in 2021 after having Irish Twins (January 2021 and November 2021). Alexis is now back at USRT on a part-time basis, assisting with writing comment letters on environmental issues affecting USRT’s tribes, drafting and organizing the Tribal Hazard Mitigation Plan project, and helping with any other projects that need assistance. She lives in Mountain Home, Idaho, with her two children and three cats.