Alexis Wray is Reckon’s HBCU and Blackness reporter. Her work introduces voices and perspectives of students, alumni and community members that amplify the experiences of Black life on and off campus. As an alumna of the largest public HBCU, North Carolina A&T State University, she has witnessed firsthand how the media has erased and even misconstrued the narratives of historically Black institutions. Alexis’s reporting seeks to give a voice and an opportunity for anything from education and culture to underfunding and campus safety, an avenue to impact others, create change and promote societal advancement.
Before coming to Reckon, Alexis freelanced for online publications like Scalawag Magazine, The Appalachian Voice and The Atlanta Voice. She dedicated her reporting at that time to shedding light on HBCU students, Black advocacy experiences in Appalachia and the Atlanta community. Alexis currently lives in North Carolina, parents 15+ houseplants and enjoys shouting ‘AGGIE PRIDE’ everywhere she goes.