Alexis McCrae, from Springfield, MA, has a 4.0 GPA. She is a Criminal Justice major with a concentration in Criminal Investigations and a minor in Theatre.
Alexis is active in many organizations on campus. She is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta honor society, the Criminal Justice Honor Society, and Mortar Board Senior Honor Society. Alexis has served as an Open House Associate, been Secretary of the 2018 Class Council, a Coordinator in the United and Mutually Equal (U&ME) Mentoring Program, and Vice President of the U&ME Diversity Club. The Coordinator positon for U&ME involves planning events, delegating tasks, communicating with peers, and ensuring that both mentors and mentees are doing well. One event Alexis helped facilitate as a Mentoring Coordinator is organizing a team for the Rays of Hope Walk.
This program is not the first that Alexis has given back to her community through. She has also participated in WNE Walks each year and has been a volunteer with the Massachusetts Special Olympics Jolly Jaunt, helping to set up and clean the track, keep time, and guide runners. Her favorite part of this experience was spreading happiness and open-mindedness to the masses and watching love and appreciation resonate with so many.
When she is not studying or attending a club meeting Alexis can be found acting and dancing on the stage. Her passion for acting led her to become a member of Stageless Players during her freshman year, rising from general member to Secretary and now Vice President. She is also a member of the Dance Team and the campus improv comedy troupe, Improv on the Rocks. Alexis spent last summer in New York City at a two-week musical theatre intensive at the American Academy for Dramatic Arts, where not only did she attend the same school actress Anne Hathaway attended, but she also was given the opportunity to see several Broadway shows during her stay.
Alexis has also held a position with the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department as a Corrections Officer and has interned at the State Attorney's Office in Hartford, CT shadowing a prosecuting attorney. She has observed several trials and arraignments; including manslaughter and murder cases, has reviewed case files, and interviewed both prosecuting attorneys and public defenders to gain more insight on their jobs. This will benefit Alexis as she pursues a career in law after graduation.