Alexis Myrie joined the Southern Center for Human Rights in October 2022 as the Development Associate.
Alexis received a Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) with a specialization in Community Partnerships from Georgia State University. She also holds a B.S. in Individualized Studies, with a minor in Social and Cultural Analysis, from New York University. There she curated her own concentration, focusing on the historical and present-day impact of various social factors on Black women’s health and well-being. During her matriculation at New York University, Alexis demonstrated a profound passion for social justice through her work with the New York University Prison Education Program and organizations such as Just Leadership USA, Madre, and the West Africa AIDS Foundation.
Alexis recently interned with Decatur Cooperative Ministry, offering comprehensive case management to individuals facing homelessness in DeKalb County, Georgia. She also served as a Policy and Legislative Advocacy intern with the Barton Child Law and Policy Center operated out of Emory University’s School of Law.
Alexis continues to dedicate herself to efforts at the intersection of racial justice, women’s equity, and meaningful criminal legal reform.