Originally from Southern France, Alix spent most of her childhood between Cannes-La Bocca (France) and Abidjan (Ivory Coast). She has lived in the Bay Area for many years and is now a Richmond resident.

Alix teaches French as a Foreign Language as well as French and Francophone Studies. In her academic work, she specializes in cultural history of the long nineteenth century, with a second area of expertise in Sub-Saharan postcolonial histories, cultures and literatures.

Alix is also involved in the advocacy of social, economic and environmental justices. She belongs to several non-profit organizations that fight to protect open spaces, prevent and reduce pollution, promote equitable and environmentally-sound housing developments, create ecologically sustainable and financially durable urban infrastructure, and bring fairness, integrity, social and racial justness to our economic system.