Alexis McDonald

Government Affairs Specialist

Alexis McDonald is an advocate, military spouse, and a political and public service professional. As the spouse of a Navy Sailor and the daughter of immigrants, she has first-hand experience of the unique challenges faced by military families and underserved communities. 

Alexis began her career in 2018 working for the New York State Senate in the Office of Senator Anna M. Kaplan. After a permanent change of station move in 2019, Alexis joined Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia as a Community Organizer, working to ensure access to health care during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. Most recently, Alexis worked for Congresswoman Elaine G. Luria, coordinating community outreach and liaising with federal agencies on behalf of constituents.  

She has an insight of the importance of working collaboratively with colleagues and stakeholders to achieve common goals. Alexis is problem solver who is dedicated to serving our country’s military families and ensuring that they receive the support and care they deserve.She is committed to identifying new ways to improve the lives of military families.

Alexis holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and history from the University at Albany, State University of New York. She currently resides in Virginia with her husband and daughter.