Alyssa grew up in Boston, Massachusetts and attended college at Brown University, where she studied comparative literature and developmental biology. She has published research investigating the neurodevelopmental trajectories of preterms from infancy through adolescence with Dr. Laura Ment at the Yale School of Medicine. Her current research with Dr. Elizabeth Foglia focuses on the natural history of pulse oxygenation trends during delivery room resuscitation of infants with complex congenital heart disease born in CHOP's Special Delivery Unit. She is a resident physician at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. When not in the hospital, she enjoys rock climbing and visiting Philadelphia's many museums, especially the Mütter museum.