Alyssa is a Master’s student in International Journalism at City, University of London, with a post-graduate background in Islamic Studies.
She graduated with a degree in Media Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, in the autumn of 2012.
Alyssa has worked as the Investigative Reporter in Residence at the UC Berkeley Investigative Reporting Program, where she worked on award-winning PBS Frontline documentaries Rape in the Fields and Rape on the Night Shift, both of which exposed the sexual harassment of undocumented Latinas in the workplace, and eventually led to California state legislature to prevent these crimes.
Alyssa has worked as a freelance journalist and on the editorial staff at San Francisco Magazine. Her writing has been featured on SanFranMag.com and in the print issue, as well as in Sphere magazine, SF Weekly, East Bay Express, Berkeley Patch, Ismaili USA Magazine and Portland Monthly Magazine.
Check out her writing samples here.