Alexis Mrachek is research associate for Russia and Eurasia in the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy at The Heritage Foundation. In her research and writing, she focuses on domestic politics and security issues within the Eurasia region. She is proficient in Russian. Her commentary has been featured in news outlets such as Newsweek, Los Angeles Times, The National Interest, Washington Examiner, RealClearWorld, Dallas Morning News, Voice of America Ukrainian Service, The Washington Times, and the Australian Financial Review. She has been quoted in multiple outlets, including Agenda Georgia, Georgia Today, and Forbes, as well as the Republican Study Committee’s 2020 National Security Strategy.
Before joining Heritage, Mrachek worked as a staff assistant at the Rumsfeld Foundation, where she assisted with the Central Asia-Caucasus Fellowship Program. She is also a former Heritage intern.
Mrachek is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. She holds her Bachelor’s degree in Russian and International Studies from Texas A&M University.
While at Texas A&M, she studied abroad in St. Petersburg, Russia, studying the Russian language for 10 weeks. She has also completed Middlebury College’s intensive Russian immersion program.
Mrachek is from San Antonio, Texas, and currently resides in Washington, D.C