Alexis Braly James (she/her) is a longtime educator and innovator. She has supported nationwide nonprofits, companies, and government agencies in activating contemporary responses to leadership development and employee needs through training, coaching, and team building. She has worked with organizations including the Smithsonian, City of Portland, Metro Regional Government, and Multnomah County Library. As a former classroom teacher, she is an engaging and empathetic trainer at meetings, board training, and mediations. She brings her perspective as a biracial, Black, cis woman to her strategic initiatives and looks to create solutions with the most marginalized at the center. Alexis was born and raised primarily in Oregon. She earned her master’s degree from Lewis & Clark College and is pursuing her MBA from Cornell University. Outside of work, you’re likely to find her dancing to Beyoncé.