Alexis grew up going to anti-Vietnam War marches with her mother, and was a part of anti-rape feminist actions and anti-nuclear organizing at the University of Michigan. Alexis joined ACT UP in 1988 and was trained by Jamie to take part in ACT UP's CD at the FDA in Rockville, MD. Jamie and Alexis worked on the logistics/CD-training team with ACT UP, helping to plan and run demonstrations together for almost five years.Over the years, Alexis has worked with many direct action and student groups to provide trainings, demonstration logistics, and marshaling support. Alexis was part of the marshaling team for the 1993 nationwide Dyke March attended by 20,000 lesbians and bisexual women planned by a national coalition of Lesbian Avengers that took place the night before the Lesbian Gay and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation March on Washington. Since the 2016 election, Alexis has been working with BC Craig and Jamie Bauer on a monthly basis to offer trainings to groups and experiences doing direct action training as a form of self-care.