As a Clinical Research Specialist for the Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development, Alex assists with laboratory preparation for clinical assessments, as well as maintaining study materials subject information for the DukeACT study. She works to ensure that visits are positive and impactful for participants, families, and study clinicians.
Alex received her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Biology from Meredith College in 2018. While at Meredith, Alex participated in several experiences that stemmed her interest in a career in mental healthcare. She was an intern for several places in the Raleigh/Durham area, such as Psychiatric Associates of North Carolina, the Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities, and V.O.I.C.E Therapeutic Solutions. Additionally, she volunteered in several departments of UNC-Chapel Hill Hospital, such as Geriatric psychiatry, Pediatric Neurology and Vascular surgery. Her senior thesis project examined the relationship between social media use and psychological well-being in young adult women.
In the future, Alex hopes to improve mental healthcare for underserved populations such as low income children and incarcerated individuals and their families. She has plans to pursue a PhD in either Counseling or Clinical psychology