In May 2016, Alyssa graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a B.S. in Environmental Engineering where she worked as an Undergraduate Research Assistant on projects related to UV disinfection and ion exchange to treat drinking water and wastewater. Alyssa is a member of Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society, and served as President of the NH Alpha chapter her senior year. She decided to pursue a master’s in Mechanical Engineering at CSU to further develop her passion for renewable energy. She started in August 2016 and her research is on acoustic harvesting of microalgae for biofuels and bioproducts. She helped found the CSU Energy Club and now serves as the Vice President. Alyssa enjoys traveling and has completed two short study abroad programs in Iceland and China. She also spent two months over the summer of 2016 exploring Europe. In her free time she enjoys hiking, skiing, camping, and scuba diving.