Mentor: Vivek Vellanki
Alexis Briggins (she/her) is a current doctoral student and Ronald E. McNair fellow in the Counseling Psychology Program at Indiana University Bloomington. Her minor is in Human Sexuality. Alexis earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a mental health concentration and a cultural competency certificate from Central Michigan University.
Alexis is deeply committed to serving underserved communities, specifically focusing on the Black community. She is dedicated to making a positive impact both in the counseling room and through her research endeavors. Alexis is privileged to work under the mentorship of Dr. James Brooks within the Race and Relationships lab, where her research centers around understanding the influence of sex on mental health.
Presently, Alexis serves as the mental health graduate assistant for the Groups Scholars program, where she directly engages with the students. Additionally, she actively contributes to the campus community through her involvement with the Neal-Marshall Black Cultural Center and as a representative on the Mental Health Student Advisory Council. She also actively engages in service through her membership of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated. Alexis is committed to driving positive change and advancing mental health awareness, particularly within marginalized communities.