During the day, Alyssa works on Governor Jared Polis’ Economic Recovery team, helping the State of Colorado weather the impacts of COVID-19. A public servant to her core, facilitator, collaborative problem solver, convener of people, strategic planner, and promoter of self-care, she is passionately committed to helping communities succeed. Alyssa got her start in local government as a Cookingham-Noll Management Fellow for the City of Kansas City, Missouri. This fellowship is one of the longest running and most prestigious in the country.
Alyssa holds an executive Masters of Public Administration from the University of Missouri and a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Community Development from New College at The University of Alabama. In her free time, Alyssa enjoys cooking, watching sports, traveling and spending time in the mountains. She lives in Lakewood, CO (a suburb of Denver) with a house full of animals including a dog, two cats, an aquatic turtle and a boyfriend named Steve.