Alexi Pappas is a professional track athlete and an award-winning writer and filmmaker. She is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Oregon. A Greek-American, she holds the Greek National Record in the 10,000 meter run and will compete for Greece at the 2016 Olympic Games. She was recently profiled in the New York Times, New York Magazine, NPR, and Rolling Stone. She is also the co-founder of the Portland chapter of the Film Fatales, a nation wide group of female directors. As a filmmaker, Alexi co-wrote, co-directed, and stars in the feature film Tracktown which was produced with support from the Sundance Institute and premiered at the 2016 Los Angeles Film Festival. She contributes poetry regularly to Women’s Running Magazine and most recently she and her partner Jeremy Teicher created a 5-episode short film series entitled “Speed Goggles” in partnership with Kodak that is being published by the New York Times.