Alyssa was born and raised in southern California and moved to Portland in August 2015. She has worked as an after school teacher, camp counselor, nanny, soccer coach, and swim instructor. This is Alyssa’s second year with Camp Fire Columbia and she is so excited to bring new projects, experiments, and activities that will help children get excited about learning. She loves science and art (among other things!) and is looking forward to sharing these passions with children. In her free time, Alyssa likes to cook, DYI projects, play chess, read, and hike.