Alissa is a student at Duke University pursuing a triple degree in Visual & Media Studies, Markets & Management, and Theater Studies. She has appeared in over 30 stage productions, in addition to commercials, television shows, movies, and her work as a former Ford model. Credits include: An American Girls Revue (Molly/Kit/Kirsten: West Coast premiere), Parade (Mary Phagan: Los Angeles premiere), Bye Bye Birdie in concert (dir. Jason Alexander), Night of the Hunter (World premiere, dir. John Bowab), and Romeo and Juliet (Juliet: Francis Ford Coppola Winery). In addition to performing, Alissa has worked as a leading national teen Alzheimer's advocate. Her work can be seen through HBO’s Emmy-winning documentary The Alzheimer’s Project: Grandpa Do You Know Who I Am? With Maria Shriver, the TV show Young Icons, and her essay published in The Shriver Report and Alzheimer’s in America books. Alissa has received several accolades for her work including the Coca-Cola Scholar, Nordstrom Scholar, and Young Icon awards, and hopes to pursue a career in television.
Last semester, Alissa received a 4.0 GPA and was thus awarded Duke University's Dean's List with Distinction honor.
Alissa won the title of Miss Johnston County 2015. She now acts as a representative of her community and will go on to compete for Miss North Carolina in June!
Alissa recently wrote Alz4Kidz, a two-part handbook to teach kids about Alzheimer’s disease. Please use the Contact page to request a free copy!
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