Alexis Doyle, University of Notre Dame – 2017 Richard J. Wood Student Community Commitment Award

Alexis Doyle is a senior at the University of Notre Dame where she will graduate this May with a degree in Biology and Peace Studies. That combination of majors is reflective of Alexis’s blend of intellect and compassion. She will use both as she pursues formal studies in public health and public policy. She says, “Pursuing this education will allow me to be a doctor who uses her expertise in medicine to contribute to conversations taking place out of hospitals and that deeply affect the health of the underserved and marginalized.” Alexis has a clear calling to be a doctor who works outside the exam room.

Alexis’s interconnectedness of her studies, her community and global engagement, and her sense of vocation are remarkable. She is being educated to impact health solutions at the personal, local, and policy level. As further evidence of the caliber of student she is, Alexis was recently named a Rhodes Scholar.

She is a strong leader with a deep commitment to service and those she serves. She sees the cyclical nature of the health issues facing the people with whom she works and she is fully prepared to find the cyclical solutions. Her dedication and foresight combined with her social entrepreneurship and wide-ranging educational plans are the kind of tools that will make an enormous and positive impact on her community – wherever that may be.