Alissa Anderegg is Miss Johnston County 2015 and a junior at Duke University. She has been involved in the Miss America Organization for 8 years, receiving thousands of dollars in scholarship awards. Since the age of 5, she has worked as an actress and singer and has appeared in film, commercials, television shows, and over 30 musical theatre productions. In addition to performing, Alissa has worked as a leading national 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, her contributions to The Shriver Report and Alzheimer’s in America books, and her role as a woman's leader of the Alzheimer's Association's newest national campaign, Maria Shriver's Wipe Out Alzheimer's Challenge. Alissa has received several accolades for her work including the Coca-Cola Scholar, Nordstrom Scholar, Young Icon, Duke University Dean's List with Distinction, and Duke WomC National Impact awards. Most recently, she interned for NBC's The Today Show in New York City and hopes to earn Masters degrees in Business and Journalism.
Because of her dedication to the cause, Alissa was asked by Maria Shriver to be a woman's leader of the 2015 national campaign Maria Shriver's Wipe Out Alzheimer's Challenge in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association, A Woman's Nation, and My Brain.
Alissa was recently awarded Duke University's inaugural WomC National Impact Award for "outstanding contributions to the country specifically focusing on eliminating injustice toward girls and women through advocacy, empowerment and/or research"
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