Graduate Research Assistants

Ali Roberts

Ali Roberts is a graduate student in Women and Gender Studies at Arizona State University. She is interested in exploring and describing visual and narrative culture, the impacts of narrative voice, and the ways narrative culture produces biases. Ali graduated from ASU in 2020 with a B.A. in Global Health and minored in Women and Gender Studies. Ali was an undergraduate research apprentice on the ASU ADVANCE Social Science Research team, which explored the life course experiences of women and faculty of color in STEM fields to identify gaps and discover opportunities to support professors throughout their careers. Ali is a self-identified artist, which provides an understanding of the influence of art on our lives and worldview, particularly in the realm of popular culture and media texts. Ali is interested in exploring feminist critique of these media texts and the implications of representations of historically marginalized communities, particularly in the realm of science fiction. In her free time, Ali loves painting, hiking, and rollerskating, as well as spending time with her partner and pets.

Alexis DeVries

Alexis DeVries (she/her) is a double major in Computer Information Systems and Management at Arizona State University, and she will be graduating with honors in May of 2023. Her challenging academic program required her to have excellent skills in the Microsoft Office suite, manage databases, and utilize various coding techniques to create solutions to business problems. Alexis served as the Vice President of Activities for the Business School Council, where she planned social and philanthropic events for all of the W. P. Carey School of Business. She also recently competed in the National 2022 Nike Insidious Hacking Competition and received first place! Her mission at CGEST is to encourage more women in STEM to reach their dreams by facing and overcoming challenges to increase their confidence.