Alyssa is a fourth-year dental student at Case Western Reserve University. She is a member of several dental organizations, including the American Student Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Education Association, and the Psi Omega Dental Fraternity. She currently tutors dental students in classes such as Complete Dentures, Head and Neck Anatomy, and Heart and Lung in Health and Disease. She was formerly the Kaplan DAT and OAT Instructor for the Cleveland area.
She received her Bachelor's degree in Biology from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. During her time at Wesleyan, Alyssa occupied several leadership roles, such as Student Manager of the Usdan University Center, President of the Usdan Managers Association, President of the Wesleyan Pre-Dental Society, President of The Cardinal Players (Wesleyan's pep band), and more.
She is the recipient of the Delta Dental scholarship (2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016), the Ohio Dental Association scholarship (2014), the Certificate of Excellence in Facial Growth and Development (Case Western Reserve University's School of Dental Medicine), the 2012 Heideman Award (Wesleyan University), the 2011 Outstanding Service Award (Usdan University Center at Wesleyan University), the 2011 Student Employee Award (Association of College Unions Internatioanl), Regional Conference Scholar Award (Association of College Unions International), and several awards relating to her contributions to research in macromolecular and chemical engineering from institutions such as the United States Air Force, ASM Materials Education Foundation, Ricoh Corporation, and Hathaway Brown.
Her favorite hobbies include scuba diving and playing the flute. Alyssa has been scuba diving since 2001 and became a certified professional Open Water Diver instructor in 2010. She has also been playing the flute for sixteen years and quickly became one of Ohio’s premier youth flutists. She has had the honor of playing with several prestigious youth symphonies and orchestras, performing on an international tour, and performing at private functions.