Alyssa’s work at OES focuses on program management, operations, and communications. Through these areas she has worked towards integrating new technology and platforms into OES projects and processes. Prior to OES, Alyssa served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Colombia where she taught English and implemented a USAID grant that provided vocational training for women. Before that, Alyssa’s research interests focused on service-learning in academia and water resources management in California. She is a current graduate student at American University’s School of International Service, concentrating on governance and security.