Alexis Heller is a New York based curator and social worker. Over the last ten years, she has worked to empower LGBTQ youth in settings such as foster care, shelters drop-in centers and schools and began a social curatorial practice focused on queer art in 2011. Alexis has organized two group shows, TESTIMONY: A Living Exhibition of Queer Youth and Queers in Exile: the Unforgotten Legacies of LGBTQ Homeless Youth at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art and curates TESTIMONY, an online art and storytelling exhibit, reflecting LGBTQ life from around the world. She currently serves as the Founder/Director of The Hear Me ROAR! Project and Coalition for Queer Youth and is organizing another exhibition at Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, as part of the 2014 Fresh Fruit Festival. Alexis received a BA in Psychology and
Women’s Studies from Wesleyan University and a MA in Social Work from Columbia University.