Alexis Cook ’13 co-founds Unlocked

Alexis Cook ’13

Alexis displays jewelry from the Makers at Unlocked

In celebration of the Feast Day of Pope John Paul II, Alexis Cook ’13 was our guest speaker for an assembly that kicked-off Pope Week. Alexis shared her faith journey and how she is using her God-given talents to make a positive impact in the community by combating homelessness in Nashville.

Alexis and a Vanderbilt classmate co-founded Unlocked, a social enterprise whose mission is to create opportunities for people transitioning out of homelessness. Their employees, who they affectionately call “Makers”, create handmade jewelry. The proceeds from each purchase go directly to create wages that help them transition back into full-time employment and a home of their own.

Alexis’s story is inspiring and a lesson for all of us to seek God at all times, especially the difficult ones. You never know what He is leading you to do. Learn more about Unlocked’s mission at or @unlockednashville on  Instagram and Facebook.

We are so proud of our alumni and all the good works they are doing in the world! GO KNIGHTS!