About Alissa

Alissa is a Deans List with Distinction student at Duke University pursuing a 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, Young Icon, and Duke University WomC National Impact awards, and hopes to pursue a career in media and marketing.

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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. 

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WomC National Impact Award

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"