Alexis Schuler, Senior Director State Campaigns, oversees a diverse portfolio of state policy initiatives including Children’s Dental Health, Election Initiatives, Home Visiting, Public Safety Performance Project, and States’ Public Sector Retirement Systems. She has spent nearly twenty years working at the intersection of politics and policy in Washington, D.C.
Prior to joining Pew, Alexis was a managing director at Chlopak, Leonard, Schechter & Associates where she provided strategic counsel to corporate, association and non-profit clients including the Pew Campaign for Fuel Efficiency. A majority of her work was dedicated to running a $4 million per year multi-state legislative campaign for one of the largest healthcare associations in the country.
Alexis has served as the communications director for the Alliance for Justice during the nomination of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, where she developed and implemented a communications strategy in coordination with a coalition of more than forty progressive organizations. Additionally, she has run her own political research and communications consulting firm and provided advice to presidential, senatorial, and gubernatorial campaigns.
She holds bachelors' degrees in both zoology and paleontology from the University of California at Berkeley, and conducted doctoral work in biology at the University of New Mexico.