For a better experience, click the Compatibility Mode icon above to turn off Compatibility Mode, which is only for viewing older websites.

Drexel's 2016 Truman Finalist

February 15, 2016

Congratulations to Alexis Carlsson, who is a finalist for the prestigious Truman Scholarship!

Alexis Carlsson Alexis (BA International Area Studies ‘17, Honors) is an International Area Studies major with a concentration in Global Science, Sustainability and Health, minoring in Spanish, Public Health and Nutrition. She is passionate about the power of civic agriculture and a food-systems approach in policy to eliminate urban health disparities and build healthy, diverse and resilient communities. Alexis is president of Drexel Urban Growers, a member of the Student Global Advisory Board, and a Community Health Researcher for the River Wards Environmental Health study with Dr. Alison Kenner.


After graduating from Drexel, Alexis plans to pursue a Masters in Public Health and work to eliminate health disparities through public health programming and policy.

The Truman Scholarship is a highly prestigious national scholarship and mentoring program for students passionately committed to careers in public service, including education and non-profit sectors. Since its creation in 1975, the Truman Scholarship Foundation has supported almost 3,000 Truman Scholars who are making a difference in all corners of the nation and around the globe.

To learn more about the Truman Scholarship and how to apply at Drexel, visit our Truman Scholarship page or email!