Alexis Gorfine grew up in South Florida and graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University in May 2022 with a B.S. in International Politics, a minor in Latin American Studies, and a certificate in Diplomatic Studies. Her senior thesis explored hurricane preparedness among Latino immigrants in Palm Beach County, Florida and highlighted opportunities for community-based organizations to fill gaps in preparedness among the populations they serve.

Alexis has interned with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, worked with the Center for Latin American Studies at Georgetown University, and, most recently, researched systems of governance in Brazil for States and Institutions of Governance in Latin America (SIGLA). She speaks Spanish proficiently and is conversational in Portuguese. Alexis is interested in issues of international human rights, especially as it relates to migration. Outside of her studies, Alexis enjoys hiking and cooking and is learning to roller skate.