Alyssa is from Safford, Arizona, a small town in southeast Arizona. She is the oldest of five girls, and has two loving and supportive parents. Her family is her main support and motivation, and is thankful that her parents have supported her in ever decision that she has made. She transferred to the University of Arizona in the Fall of 2018 from Eastern Arizona Community College, where she changed her major from Pre-med to Biochemistry to change her focus to research and teaching. She loves going to the U of A, and enjoys all the resources the University has for the students.