hi there. my name is Alyssa.

I’m a designer and strategist from rural Vermont. This small state has instilled in me the value of uplifting communities, and I try to continue that tradition by bridging design methods and research with participatory practices in my work. As a result, I consider myself somewhat of a design translator: helping bridge the gap between design and its use by others.

Currently, I’m a Senior Program Associate at Reboot. You can also find me teaching at Parsons New School for Design, teaching Design Strategies in Everyday Experience as well as Studio 1 for the Integrated Design BA program.

Previously, I’ve worked at or with: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, brightspot, USAID, UNWomen, and Orbis International, among others.


I hold an MFA in Transdisciplinary Design from Parsons School of Design and an Honors BS in Community & International Development from the University of Vermont.

I’m based in Brooklyn, NY, where you can find me reading in the park, trying to find all the vegetarian dumplings, and DJing on the weekends.