Alexis Marvel joined the Five Corners Strategies team in 2013 as a Project Director. During that time, she’s managed successful projects across the country, specializing in building grassroots community support from the ground up to solve challenging local politics. Her corporate portfolio includes wind and natural gas energy clients, gaming interests, real estate developers, as well as national and statewide associations that represent interests spanning liquor laws, natural gas, realty, and education. Her electoral political experience includes the management of numerous independent expenditure campaigns for state legislators and ballot initiatives, as well as a major mayoral election.
Prior to her work with Five Corners, Alexis gained extensive grassroots experience through four years of field management with CalPIRG and MassPIRG, both state divisions for the national political organization known as the Public Interest Research Group. During her time as a student at the University of Massachusetts Boston, she became a statewide leader in public higher education advocacy. She was elected to the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees, the fiduciary arm of the University, as well as the Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts (PHENOM). Beyond serving as a public face of the University at press conferences and ceremonies, she helped lead a successful two-year statewide lobbying effort to increase the legislature’s funding of UMass by more than 10% in order to freeze tuition and fees for students. Additionally, she served as an intern for Boston Mayor Marty Walsh during his final term as state representative, crafting a bill sponsored by Walsh to increase student representation on the UMass Board of Trustees.
On a personal level, Alexis has classical dance training spanning nearly two decades, and spent three years prior to college traveling the world with a performing arts group known as the Young Americans. With this group, she performed alongside Broadway stars at the annual Tarbell Awards show in California, and taught music and dance in all corners of the globe – from orphanages in Siberia, to prisons in Germany, theaters in Tokyo, and middle school gymnasiums in Nebraska. While she dances far less these days, her passion for travel and serving communities continues.