Hey there! I’m Alexis!

Running the 2017 Chicago Marathon

I’m a third-grade teacher, co-founder of the Lane 9 Project, writer, coach, and avid runner. I have a bachelor’s degree in early childhood/childhood education from SUNY Cortland and a master’s degree in health promotion management from American University.

I began running when I was 12 years old and I have no plans on stopping anytime soon. During college, I struggled with an eating disorder, an experience that stole my joy of running for years. Fortunately, I’ve found my community and  I’m running happier and healthier than ever.

Since recovering from my eating disorder, eating disorder advocacy has become a number one priority of mine. In 2017, I co-founded the Lane 9 Project, a non-profit aimed at educating women, coaches, and health care providers about the female athlete triad and eating disorders in sport.

When I’m not dancing to silly songs with my students or running around D.C., you can find me cuddling up with my puppy, reading a good book, or eating pizza.

The real star of the show…Troy Pup!