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Local Student Awarded a Rhodes Scholarship

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Alexis A. Doyle

Alexis A. Doyle, Los Altos, a senior at the University of Notre Dame, where she is double-majoring in biological sciences and international peace studies, was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship.

Doyle is a 2009 graduate of Saint Simon School and graduated from Saint Francis High School in 2013. She is interested in leveraging partnerships and diverse viewpoints to generate better health outcomes. Alexis’s thesis focuses on bipartisan approaches to evidence-based family planning in the United States.

In addition, Doyle has also worked extensively in Guatemala on the prevention of parasitic infections, and led a team of rural healthcare volunteers through the Appalachian Service Learning Program. Alexis’s extracurricular activities include training guide dogs for the blind, long-distance running, backpacking, and doing puzzles.

At Oxford, Doyle will pursue the M.Sc. in Comparative Social Policy.