As a Program Manager for Cleantech San Diego, Alyssa oversees the San Diego Regional Energy Innovation Network, a state-funded incubator program that provides innovative clean technology startups in the San Diego region with access to free commercialization services through a number of partner organizations.
Alyssa graduated with a B.A. in Community Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Community Studies is a unique program that blends sociology, anthropology, and politics in the study of community organizing, social movements, and the nonprofit sector. Since graduating, Alyssa has worked for nonprofits, startups, and business advisors in a variety of roles that have nurtured her passion for social and environmental impact. These diverse experiences feed her desire to facilitate collaboration whenever possible between the public, private, nonprofit and academic sectors on complex social and environmental challenges.
A native San Diegan, Alyssa loves craft beer and cruising around Balboa Park. In her free time, she enjoys visiting art museums, photographing the world around her, and getting lost on road trips.