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Alexis Ceasrine

“I think you do have to just go with the flow at some point, and I think it’s really important at multiple stages in your life to evaluate your personal priorities.”

Krieger School of Arts & Sciences

Biology, PhD 2019

Scientist II at Baebies

Alexis‘s Podcast Episode

In this episode, we discuss what led Alexis to pursue a PhD in Biology at Johns Hopkins, the different ways becoming a parent shifted her priorities and impacted her career goals, and how she utilized networking with fellow alumni to make the transition from academia to industry and to land her current role as a scientist at Baebies.

Learn More About Alexis‘s Story

A photo from my wedding! I grew up in southern Rhode Island about 10 minutes from the beach, and I loved it! My summers were spent chasing baby fish and other sea creatures through local salt ponds. I moved away from Rhode Island my sophomore year of college, but was still close to the water (Hofstra University on Long Island). After that I moved to Baltimore for my PhD, and I missed being so close to the ocean. It meant so much to me that my (now) husband and I could get married on one of my favorite childhood beaches!

I’ve always been a dog lover, and as soon as I graduated college, I adopted my first puppy (the middle dog—Rosie) from a local Baltimore shelter. I had originally filled out paperwork for her brother, Rowdy, but he was adopted before my application was processed. A year and a half later the shelter e-mailed—Rowdy had been brought back and needed a new home quickly because he wasn’t super friendly with other dogs. As soon as he saw Rosie, the two were perfectly content together and I brought him home (the big dog in the back)! The newest addition to our pack is in the front—Annie (short for Anniversary, since my husband and I adopted her on our 7-year dating anniversary). Not pictured is my cat, Tally, who I’ve had since I started college. All of our animals are affectionate and loving with our daughter, who is now almost 2.5 years old. I couldn’t picture my family any other way!