Alexis Watts is the Robina Institute's Research Attorney. She currently works for both the Parole Release and Revocation Project and the Sentencing Guidelines Resource Center. She is the principal author of the Institute's Profiles in Parole Release and Revocation and is currently researching practices in states that have abolished discretionary release. She is responsible for all content updates for the SGRC and has authored several articles comparing and analyzing sentencing guidelines jurisdictions. She is also the principal author of the recently released report Closing the "Gap" Between Competency and Commitment in Minnesota. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2014 magna cum laude with a criminal law concentration and began work with the Robina Institute in 2013 as a student. Prior to joining the Institute full-time, she was a student law clerk with Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid and with the Ramsey County Public Defender, and completed a post-graduate fellowship with the Yolo County Public Defender in Woodland, CA. She also holds an MPA from the University of Washington and served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Mali ('06-'08).