Alyssa is a biomedical sciences student on full scholarship. Engaging in citizen science is a passion of hers and she has studied animals species affected by climate change, ranging from polar bears and beluga whales in the sub-arctic to pink dolphins, caiman, monkeys and understory birds in the Amazon. Alyssa also loves the arts and has completed her grade 9 piano with the Royal Conservatory of Music achieving first class honours with distinction.
As a visual artist, she is fascinated by the role that creativity plays within EcoWisdom programming in promoting nature connection and wellness. Alyssa is interested in issues of health equity for people living with disabilities and members of the Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) populations.