Teacher - 5th Grade
Alissa grew up in Fredonia, NY, which is a small town between Erie, PA and Buffalo, NY. She graduated from SUNY Fredonia in 2014 with a degree in Exercise Science. After working at a fitness center for a year and a half she was asked to be a nanny to her three younger cousins in Perrysburg, OH. After two years of that she decided to take a leap of faith and join AmeriCorps. This is what brought her to Western NC and to FernLeaf! Serving for one year of AmeriCorps developed her love for the area and the FernLeaf community. She stayed on at FernLeaf supporting EC students for a year prior to becoming a teacher.
In her free time, she loves doing any and every outdoor activity, spending time with friends, exploring and going back to Western NY to visit her family.