Alyssa is the Open Cities Project Manager for Sunlight’s Policy team, helping to advance open data on the local level. In this role, she conducts research and creates resources related to Sunlight’s state and local policy priorities, provides feedback on state and local open data initiatives, and represents the organization at local and national meetings related to Sunlight’s work.
Alyssa previously served as the Investigator and Outreach Coordinator for the Government Accountability Project’s Food Integrity Campaign, where spearheaded investigations into dangerous and dishonest practices exposed by food industry whistleblowers, educated the public about the organization’s services, and built coalitions with like-minded organizations.
Alyssa earned her Bachelor’s degree in social welfare at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Master’s in criminology at Portland State University. While at PSU, she worked as an organizer at consumer advocacy non-profit Food & Water Watch.