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Alexis Carlsson

Alexis Carlsson

Truman Scholarship Finalist, 2016-17

BA International Area Studies '17, Honors

Alexis 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.