Alexis Shaw is pursuing her Master’s Degree in Peace and Conflict Studies with a concentration in International Peace Development at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She received her Bachelor’s in International and Global Studies from UNCG and has a passion for remedying global and domestic conflicts, as well as protecting vulnerable communities worldwide. She currently is a TA for the Peace and Conflict Department at UNCG where she assists with undergraduate coursework. Her experience lies in immigrant and refugee services and support, having volunteered and interned with various non-profit organizations, performing tutoring, mentoring, and administrative tasks. She has additionally conducted several research projects with various professors on foreign immigration policy, sustainability, and the growing emergence of non-partisan politics in the United States. Recently, she took a position on Greensboro’s City Council’s College Commission as UNCG’s representative and worked with the local government to make Greensboro a more attractive city for potential students, working as a link between UNCG and City Council to bring change that students desired. On the Commission, she developed and headed a committee on police and community relations to bring students and their respective police forces together to discuss issues within the community and was also on the Bylaws committee contributing to the foundational laws of the commission.