Alyssa received her M.A. in International Comparative Education at Stanford University where she explored the educational challenges she encountered while teaching English First Additional Language as a Peace Corps Volunteer in rural South Africa. She also received a B.S. in Global Studies and a B.A. in Spanish and Portuguese from the University of Arizona. Prior to joining the team at The Europe Center, Alyssa worked at Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies, bringing high quality enrichment opportunities to academically talented pre-college students around the world and at the Utah Valley University Women's Success Center where she assisted woman identifying students towards degree completion. Alyssa speaks Spanish, Portuguese, and (some) Setswana and loves to do the Sunday crossword or get outside for a hike with her dog, Cooper.