Alyssa received a Bachelor's in Biology from Texas Lutheran University and a Master's in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of North Texas. Her undergraduate research titled "Age at Onset of Stroke in Seguin, Texas" examined causes, and prevention of cerebral insults based on the findings of a trend of decreased age for a patient's initial stroke. Alyssa is passionate about advocating for stroke awareness and prevention and working with families to implement therapeutic language, memory, motor-speech, and voice activities into the home environment. She is a member and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is trained in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT), a research-based treatment for children and adults with motor speech disorders that can improve communication in individuals with Parkinson's disease and with other neurological disorders or voice impairments. Alyssa's clinical interests include neurological rehabilitation including disorders associated with aphasia (loss of language), apraxia (loss of speech motor coordination), dysarthria (speech muscle weakness), memory and attention, voice and dysphagia (difficulties with swallowing) through innovative, individualized therapy. Alyssa enjoys playing trivia, cheering on her San Antonio Spurs, participating in all types of fitness activities and spending time with friends and family.