Sustainable Development, 2024
Alexus holds a BS in communications from Indiana State University, where as a student she served as student representative to the board of trustees. Alexus’s minor in civic leadership introduced her to the importance of civic engagement and enhanced her desire to pursue public service. She began her career working for the Indiana House Democratic Caucus as a legislative assistant, later serving as internship director and then director of legislative affairs. She also worked as special assistant to former United States Senator Joe Donnelly, handling constituent outreach related to issues and concerns that impact African Americans, and she led Donnelly’s efforts to promote the Veterans History Project, a national project by the Library of Congress to record and archive the stories of US veterans.
In 2019 Alexus transitioned into an international development role, serving in the Peace Corps as a youth development volunteer in the Kingdom of Eswatini. Her work there focused on increasing the capacity and reach of educational programming for youth on sexual and reproductive health and HIV/AIDS mitigation, employment, and life skills. As a master of global affairs student, Alexus is the recipient of a Keough Family Fellowship and a Dean’s Fellowship from the Notre Dame Graduate School.