Lexi DeFalco

Undergraduate Student Member

Lexi is a sophomore from Raleigh, North Carolina majoring in Elementary Education with a minor in Nonprofit Studies. She plans to teach for a few years before returning to school to earn a law degree so she can advocate for education reform, or become a professor at a university. Lexi is involved in many different organizations around campus including the University Scholars Program, DanceLife, and an assortment of education and professional development clubs. She serves as a research assistant for the SMART Collaborative Research Team, where she studies different types of motivational support in middle school students in Durham, North Carolina.  Lexi is also a Caldwell Fellow, a program that encourages servant leadership and thinking big. This summer, through the Caldwell Program, Lexi had the opportunity to participate in two experiential learning trips. One included backpacking through Utah, while the other involved serving a small community in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico. Being a Caldwell Fellow has been a life changing opportunity, and Lexi is excited to tell you all more about the program and the memorable experiences she has had while being a NC State.