Alyssa was born in Malaysia but now calls Hamilton her second home. As a public relations professional, she utilizes various communication channels and techniques to highlight the important work of different community organizations in the city.
Since arriving to Canada in 2008, she’s worked and volunteered for more than 10 nonprofits and continues to sit on numerous boards. Her greatest city-building accomplishment to date is her work with Hamilton HIVE, one of Ontario’s largest young professional networks. A 2017 DiverseCity Fellow, Alyssa was awarded the YWCA Hamilton Woman of Distinction Award (Public Affairs, 2014) and McMaster Hamilton Community Impact Award (2015).
As an avid cyclist and hobbyist photographer, Alyssa is often out and about in the community cruising around on two wheels, always with a smile and often with her camera in tow. A true Gen Y-er, she has many online selfs.