Alexis Oseiwusu’s family is originally from Ghana, West Africa. She was born in Inglewood, CA and moved to Danbury, CT when she was in the sixth grade. While Alexis studied at Danbury High School, her mother returned to school for a degree in nursing. This piqued Alexis’s interest in the health fields, which she pursued further by taking part in UConn’s Health Career Opportunity Programs’ (HCOP) Mini-Medical/Dental School, where she listened to different types of physicians and surgeons lecture about their fields. She shadowed on the Labor and Delivery floor of Danbury Hospital, witnessing three Cesarean sections and assisting as a baby nurse in the NICU. While at Danbury Hospital, Alexis took part in research on Kangaroo Care, a skin-to-skin method of care between an infant and parent. Her long-term goal is to be a neonatal nurse practitioner.