Alyssa is currently a student at The University of the West Indies, Mona, pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology. She enjoys writing poetry, ATV rides, baking and climbing waterfalls.
Alyssa has always had a passion for helping people, influenced heavily by her mother and grandmother, who were always ready to give to someone in need, and that passion has since spilled over into helping the environment. Growing up on the island of Jamaica, she spent a lot of time in and around the ocean, and has witnessed firsthand the environmental damage that pollution, and by extension, climate change, causes. Alyssa has, therefore, always made an effort to do her part in mitigating the effects of pollution on the environment, having organised many beach cleanups, tree-planting exercises, and recycling campaigns throughout her life. She feels very strongly about doing what is necessary to combat the effects of unsafe practices that negatively affect the environment, and is always advocating for change within her school and community.
Alyssa is very excited about becoming a part of the EarthEcho team, as she feels it is the next big step towards creating sustainable solutions for some of the world’s biggest environmental issues, and becoming an even bigger advocate for change with an even greater reach.