Alyssa has been employed at the SSW since 2014, the same department in which she earned her BSW and MSW degrees. In addition to her main roles of handling SSW communications and engaging our alumni and community partners, she has been co-hosting The Social Workers Radio Talk Show on the University’s FM radio station (WCBD 90.9 FM) since 2013. Through all of her projects, her focus is on seeing the public as the client and using different forms of media to reach individuals who may never have considered seeing or using a social worker (read more). As social work professionals, she believes that we need to be media savvy in sharing our expertise and raising awareness about issues that we care about.
Outside of her work at the School of Social Welfare, Alyssa is a board member for the Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany (NABA), a Disaster Mental Health volunteer for the American Red Cross, and recently served as the Vice President of the Friends and Foundation of the Albany Public Library (FFAPL). Prior to coming to the University, Alyssa spent 4 years as an elementary and middle school social worker in the City of Albany.