Alyssa is the Program Director for Sierra Nevada Journeys. She is a former elementary school teacher and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nevada, Reno and a masters in curriculum and instruction from Concordia University, Portland, and a state of Nevada teaching license in elementary education. Alyssa’s passion for science and outdoors has led her to coach First Lego League Jr. teams, Girls on the Run teams, and develop curriculum for Desert Research Institute’s Science Alive program.
Alyssa has lived in Reno her entire life and has come to love the outdoor adventures that are available so close to home. She loves spending time outdoors and sharing her passion for education and environmental stewardship with others. When she is not working she can be found skiing, hiking, at a local yoga class or spending time with friends and family.