Prior to joining the Hawkeye staff Vexler served as interim assistant coach for the University of Maryland since November, 2004 where she coached athletes on the beam and floor and improved team hitting percentage on balance beam. Vexler also served as a gymnastics coach and counselor at the University of Georgia Gymnastics Camp each summer from 1999-2003 where she worked on skill development of gymnasts through the elite level. Vexler was an assistant service manager and production floor supervisor for Cintas Corporation in Lawrenceville, Georgia from 2003-2004.
Vexler competed for the University of Georgia (1999-2002), earning NCAA all-American honors in 2000 and 2002, and was NCAA Regional Floor Champion in 2000 and 2002. In addition, Vexler was a part of the SEC Champion team at Georgia in 1999, 2001, and 2002, as well as 1999 NCAA Team Champion. Vexler earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. Vexler is a breast cancer survivor and helped raise $100,000 for the Athens Regional Breast Health Center.