Alexis Yohros joined the ACLU of Florida staff in June 2021 as a Research and Data Analyst. In this role, Alexis designs and builds systems to integrate and analyze data to develop and explain insights into civil rights issues facing Floridians.
Alexis is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Northeastern University in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. She has worked as a Research Associate on federally funded research grants, including work supported by the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Justice, and Arnold Ventures. This research has spanned various issues, including policing, human trafficking, juvenile justice, and immigration, and she has published several peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and encyclopedia entries on these topics. Prior, Alexis also worked as a Research and Policy fellow for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, helping to expand diversion for youth in the state and assisting in the creation of a public-facing juvenile justice data website.
Growing up in Miami and as a daughter of immigrants, Alexis is especially passionate about how data can inform policy on local and state issues in Florida. She also serves as a volunteer Guardian ad Litem in Hillsborough County.
Alexis received her bachelor’s degree from Florida State University in Psychology with minors in Criminology and Education and an M.A in Applied Sociology from the University of Central Florida.