Age: 19

Hometown: Brunswick, Georgia

Platform Issue: #RiseUp: Impact Through the Arts

Talent: Lyrical Dance

College Major: Exercise Science

Scholastic Ambition: To obtain a Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy and own a rehabilitative dance and fitness studio.

Secret Wish or Dream: To be the last person standing in a horror film!

My Defining Moment: I choreographed my first group dance at the age of 14 and realized not only was I capable of being a teacher and choreographer, but I loved it. This experience expanded my passion for dance and my desire to make a difference through the arts.

Bio: Alyssa is a 19-year-old Exercise Science Major at the University of Georgia who has always strived for academic excellence and is very proud to have a 3.92 GPA. She has a passion for dance, which began at the age of two and has shaped her life ever since. After a serious hamstring injury, Alyssa realized her dreams of becoming a collegiate dancer were over. Now, she believes her injury was all in God’s plan to further her passion for the arts through teaching and choreographing.