Alexis Harper
Academic Coach
Undergraduate Advising

Office: ENVD 162

Alexis graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Oceanography and Underwater Robotics (and knows there are no oceans in Colorado – she does miss them often though). When not conducting research in a lab or on a ship in the Puget Sound, she spent her undergraduate years rock climbing, backpacking, and mountaineering in the Cascades. These outdoor adventures led her inland to pursue her photography interests and a career centered in coaching and mentoring in higher education, coupled with outdoor guiding in Colorado. Alexis continues to mentor aspiring Oceanographers in Washington; primarily students from rural and underprivileged areas. She is involved with environmental advocacy through the Marine Technology Society and Ocean Engineering Society, and through her photography, works with various outdoor recreation non-profits. Whether it’s based in Oceanography or in Outdoor Guiding, Alexis is committed to inspiring environmental stewardship, access to education, and exploration in all pursuits.

Alexis is also a caffeine-fiend. You won’t see her without her trusty mug, always filled, no matter what time of day. She is always on the move with climbing, trail running, snowboarding, hiking and kayaking, but also can slow down with art, writing music, and crocheting. She welcomes any conversation and enjoys learning the stories of others, from travels to contemplations, and hopes to impart support, encouragement, and excitement through advising and coaching.