Alexis Monti is a rising senior at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where she is a double major in Environmental Science and Natural Resources Conservation. Having grown up hearing about sea-level rise in her hometown on the South Shore of Massachusetts, she is excited to be spending her summer learning about sea-level rise on the Gulf. She’s currently working as one of two apprentices under Renee Collini and Carey Schafer for the MSU Helping Communities Plan for Sea-Level Rise Apprenticeship Program. Through this internship, she is researching the economic side of sea-level rise at the MSU Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi, MS. This is a pretty exciting opportunity for her since she is hoping to enter the field of climate resilience and adaptation post graduation. This apprenticeship was particularly interesting to her since it combines her interests in climate change adaptation with extension work while also exposing her to new perspectives.

Fun Fact:

Alexis is a triplet!

Favorite Spot on the Northern Gulf:

Alexis is looking forward to learning about and living in the Gulf for the summer, especially since she’s never been to MS or the surrounding states before. She’s already been thoroughly impressed by everything she’s seen, and looks forward to spending more time at her favorite spots in the Northern Gulf, which consists of pretty much any place that sells ice cream.