Alyssa comes to Alliance with experience supporting historically excluded student populations in Higher Education and non-profit programs. While she has worked with various student populations, she specializes in ensuring historically excluded students have equitable access, pathways, and enriching experiences during college; and works as a steadfast advocate to make this work a reality. She is specifically interested in using data to inform program design, curriculum, and impact analyses bridging her graduate level training with her passion for supporting students. When she is not teaching students in Ethnic Studies departments at local campuses, she offers yoga from a place of radical practice of self-preservation, collective liberation, and a place where folks can take up space and honor their collective rage. She learns from and centers herself around abolition, Black Feminist Theory, Chicanx/Latinx & Indigenous relationships to community, research, and each other.