Hi! My name is Alexa Kinder, but most know me as Lexi. I am a 21-year-old junior at The University of Memphis. I was born and raised in a small town in Missouri called Farmington, which is about 60 miles south of St. Louis. I have lived in the Memphis area since I was about 12. I am majoring in journalism with a concentration in news. I have enjoyed reading and writing for as long as I can remember, and I often joke that they’re the only two things I’m good at. (But I’m not really joking.) I work at The Peabody hotel, and yes— I love it! Even though hospitality is certainly not my forte, working with people every day has taught me so much. I have one older brother named Tyler and people say we could be twins. Speaking of family, I am very close with mine. I enjoy spending time with them whenever I am able to.
I’m not completely sure what I want to do after I graduate just yet, but I figure I have a couple more years to finish figuring that out. I’m interested in learning as much as I can about the field of journalism— it all interests me! It was so tough for me to choose between a public relations or news concentration, but ideally, I just want to become a popular writer. I also wouldn’t mind getting into anything from broadcast journalism to even teaching!
I love to travel, and one of my goals is to get out of Memphis. I want to live in a big city someday.