Lexi Wrist is a third year doctoral student from Charlotte, North Carolina. After completing her bachelor's and master's in chemical and biological engineering with a minor in Mandarin Chinese in May 2018 at The University of Alabama, Lexi continued her education at UA. She is currently working on her doctorate with Dr. Ryan Summers' research group, studying methylxanthine sensing synthetic aptamers and riboswitches.
During her undergraduate years at UA, Lexi was an active member of Theta Tau and worked as a tutor for student athletes. She gained academic experience through Emerging Scholars, the AMP program, and studying abroad at Xiamen University in China twice.
These days, Lexi is involved in the Graduate School as a member of the Graduate Student Association and is a committee member for the AIChE Beer Brewing Competition sponsored by the AIChE young professional committee. She has a passion for art, animals, traveling and learning about other cultures. Lexi is often accompanied by her service dog, Hubble.