Alexis Bateman is a Research Scientist and Director of MIT Sustainable Supply chains. MIT Sustainable Supply Chains brings together researchers from across MIT to advance supply chain sustainability, engaging on educational initiatives, research with industrial partners, and outreach around supply chain sustainability. Her research has been featured in numerous academic and industry outlets including Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, Sloan Management Review, Supply Chain Management Review, and many others.
She also serves as a course lead and instructor for the MITx MicroMasters in Supply Chain Management, a pioneering program in digital education reaching 100,000s of supply chain professionals around the world.
Alexis has over fifteen years of experience in sustainability in the public sector, industry, and academic settings. She engages closely with industrial partners, public agencies and sits on several sustainability committees and advisory boards for major companies, industry associations, and non-governmental organizations. Alexis was also recently awarded the Global Woman Supply Chain Leader Award in Academic Excellence in 2020.
Prior to joining MIT, Alexis worked with the City of Santa Ana, the Orange County Transportation Authority, and the Los Angeles River Revitalization Plan where she managed and led projects on sustainability. She received her Ph.D. from the School of Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine in Environmental Planning and Management and Masters in Urban and Regional Planning.