Alexis Posey, Policy Associate
Alexis Posey is a policy associate for the Drug Policy Alliance’s New York policy office. Her interest in drug policy stems from witnessing the impact of the war on drugs on her family and her community, as well as personal and professional experiences with HIV/AIDS and harm reduction.
Prior to joining DPA, Posey worked as a paralegal providing direct legal services to low income communities of color, particularly families impacted by HIV/AIDS. She has volunteered with Westchester Family Services’ Big Brother/Big Sister program and currently volunteers with Mount Vernon Youth Bureau’s CAPP program, which aims to decrease the incidence of teen pregnancy and reduce the risk of HIV/AIDS in her hometown.
Posey is currently working to pass a medical marijuana bill for New Yorkers living with debilitating illnesses such as Multiple Sclerosis, cancer, and HIV/AIDS. Her work centers around outreach to patients, healthcare providers, and organizations across the state, as well as lobbying elected officials on the state and local level.
Posey graduated from St. John’s University with a B.A. in government & politics and is currently completing her Masters of Science in urban policy analysis & management with a concentration in social policy at The New School.