Alyssa was born and raised in Kentucky, and earned her Bachelors degree in Mathematics from UK. Her senior year, she took Computer Programming and unexpectedly fell in love with it.
She went on to earn her Masters degree at Vanderbilt University in pursuit of becoming a high school math teacher. During this time, she taught coding to middle school students and worked at both Eventbrite & Warby Parker's corporate offices.
It was during this time that Alyssa developed a passion for problem solving at fast-growing tech startups, as well as helping others learn to code. Alyssa is now an Email Deliverability Specialist at Emma, and is so excited to be a Founding Chapter Leader for Girl Develop It.
Alyssa is extremely passionate about building a community where women can foster their technical skills, build self-confidence, and develop relationships.