Alexis Okeowo joined The New Yorker as a staff writer in 2015. She is also a fellow at the New America Foundation. She contributes to magazines Bloomberg Businessweek and the Financial Times Weekend Magazine. Previously based in New York, Mexico, and Uganda, Alexis was a 2012 fellow of the Alicia Patterson Foundation, reporting on gay rights in Africa. She was also a 2012 fellow of the International Reporting Project at the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies, writing about sectarian violence in central and northern Nigeria. See more of her writing at www.alexisokeowo.com.