Art, social justice, education, travel, and creative introspection have shaped and transformed Alyssa’s life in profound ways, making her work as an affiliate faculty member at AUS incredibly fulfilling and inspiring. Alyssa earned her BA at the University of Vermont and continued her education at Antioch University Seattle, earning an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Art Therapy. Her studies focused on the use of art as a tool for social action, trauma-informed care, and cross-cultural initiatives in art therapy.
Alyssa is the founder and lead-guide at Ebb & Flow Adventures, a travel organization dedicated to creating immersion-based intercultural learning programs for counseling students. She has worked in a myriad of domestic and international settings, from psychiatric hospitals to the UN’s Refugee Resettlement Center in India, maintaining a focus on culturally competent care and locally-driven initiatives. As a study abroad professional, Alyssa is honored to have supported hundreds of BA and MA students in their international learning experiences. She leads Antioch University Seattle’s International Training Programs in India, Nepal and Guatemala.