Alexa Helms was born and raised in Slocomb, Alabama and went on to graduate from Jacksonville State University, cum laude, with an undergraduate degree in accounting. While attending JSU, Alexa was an active member of the Marching Southerners where she played piano, the vice president of alumni relations for the international fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi, and a member of the professional accounting fraternity of Beta Alpha Psi. After her time with Impact America, Alexa plans to acquire a master’s degree in accounting and sit for the CPA exam. 

 

What do you like to do for fun?

I come from a very musical family so in my free time I love to play the piano and listen to vinyl records.

 

What was your most meaningful service experience or extracurricular activity in college and why?

One of the most meaningful service experiences I have had led me to join the Impact America team. I was an advanced tax intern for the spring 2019 SaveFirst initiative in Jacksonville, Alabama. While interning at the tax sites I was exposed to so many people from so many different walks of life and it was so rewarding to be able to alleviate the stress of taxes from their minds. 

 

Name and describe a memorable place you’ve been.

My final season with the Marching Southerners at JSU, we went to Indianapolis, Indiana and performed in Lucas Oil Stadium for a huge crowd of high schoolers on the final day of the Grand Nationals of Bands of America competition. Being able to perform in such a historic venue and for so many young people with an obvious passion for music was enough to give me goosebumps.