Alyssa (she/her) has always been passionate about serving her community and helping people reach their potential. Born and raised in London, Ontario, she attended Western University, graduating with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Medical Sciences. As a student, she was actively involved in the Habitat for Humanity club, State Farm Youth Advisory Board, and a first-year student mentorship program. After graduation, Alyssa was looking to immerse herself in a different culture. She moved to Japan and worked for ECC as a conversational English teacher for nearly three years. There, she taught both children and adults, as well as taught on-site at many organizations including the Red Cross, Chukyo University, Toyota, and Mitsubishi. Her time in Japan transformed her. She developed a love for travelling, trying new foods, getting out in nature, and meeting new people. Since returning home to Canada, Alyssa has built her career working in student affairs at her alma mater. As a career coach, she helps students take actionable steps towards building their careers and futures. She continues to be involved in her community, volunteering with her local library as an English conversation partner and playing the oboe in a community ensemble.