Before Lexie attended college, she gained an interest in Food Science by working at a private laboratory in China. She researched using microorganisms to reduce pesticides on fruits and vegetables. Additionally, at periods, she designed several new flavors of mouthwashes related to the byproduct of the lab’s research. Lexie received a B.S. degree in Chemistry from West Virginia State University (WVSU). While at WVSU, she worked for with Dr. Micheal Fultz, focusing on the synthesized route of acylglucoses used as a pesticide, specifically for tomatoes. In addition, she interned with AVN Corp. (WV) as a laboratory technician focused on analytical chemistry during her senior year. Currently, she is a Ph.D. student at OSU through Dr. Devin Peterson and FREC.
She enjoys cooking authentic Chinese cuisine, raising garden herbs, and playing Nintendo Switch games in her spare time.