After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Genetics from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Alexis began completing coursework for a Certificate in Human Services with an emphasis in Crisis Intervention. She chose to complete her internship at Avery Centre, and soon found a passion for helping those in distress – especially those contemplating suicide. While completing her hours, she learned of the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Avery’s Heroes, founded by the owner of Avery Centre. As an individual who has always supported our military members, she jumped at the opportunity to work closely with Avery’s Heroes and veterans in need while completing her internship. Upon completing her certificate, Alexis enthusiastically joined the Avery Centre team as Director of Avery’s Heroes full-time.
While she maintains the position of Director, she also chose to pursue a career in nursing. In August 2017, Alexis began the Entry-Level Master’s in Nursing program at Azusa Pacific University. She quickly found a passion for Emergency and Trauma nursing, and completed her degree in February 2019. She completed her nursing residency at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Loma Linda in the Intensive Care Unit and furthered her knowledge of how complex and far-reaching the current veteran’s health issues stem. Now an Emergency and Trauma registered nurse, Alexis remains passionate for her work with Avery’s Heroes and is dedicated to helping both veterans and civilians in need, whether it be physical or mental distress they face.
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