Lexi attended Appalachian State for her undergrad, and earned a B.S. in Group Sociology. While at App State, she studied abroad in very rural Villas Mastatal, Costa Rica. While there, she worked on an eco-farm for six months. This experience only strengthened her belief in the importance of community, as she regularly witnessed and was a part of the comradery built through working hard together. In 2015, Lexi worked in Trier, Germany at an asylum seeker’s shelter during the height of the Syrian conflict. Working with refugees only furthered her commitment to global citizenship. She then attended UNC Chapel Hill to become a bar-certified paralegal. Lexi has worked in both criminal defense law, and bankruptcy law. She spent three years as an investigator for child protection services. During her time with CPS, she realized how much she truly loved working with teenagers, specifically from an educational perspective. Lexi decided to pursue her original childhood dream of teaching high school social studies. In May of 2022, Lexi graduated with her Master of Teaching Secondary Social Studies from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. For fun, Lexi and her husband love to go hiking and camping, as well as mountain biking. Lexi coaches our high school cross country team, and finds great joy in creating life-long runners! She has 4 dogs, 4 ducks, 1 cat, and 2 goats.