Alexis is a curious person—a problem solver—and uses her inventiveness to find solutions. So far, she’s invented the Emergency Mask Pod, a football shaped container, holding a Smoke Filtration Mask, that First Responders can throw into burning buildings so that the people inside have a greater chance of surviving. Next, she took an old idea, the travois—created by Native American Indians, and updated it with wheels so that it could be used in Somalia to transport people and supplies.