Position title: Assessment Coordinator
Alyssa earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she worked as a research assistant in the Cognitive Development and Communications Lab. Following graduation, Alyssa gained clinical experience working with kids with autism and their families as a direct service provider and supervisor for play-based behavioral therapy. Alyssa then joined a UW research project looking at biological aspects of aging across midlife before joining the BRAVE Youth Lab in fall of 2018 as an associate research specialist. She is passionate contributing to research that helps improve the lives of kids and their families. Outside of the lab, Alyssa likes gardening, going to the farmers’ market, and playing with her two chickens, Marshmallow and Zoey.