Alyssa grew up in Southern California and moved to the Philly area in 2014 for college. Growing up, Alyssa played a myriad of sports, soccer, volleyball, basketball, lacrosse, but didn’t often get the opportunity to climb. She began climbing for the first time upon the opening of Tufas, so is still very new to the sport, but was drawn in quickly by the friendly and social environment of climbing.
Alyssa’s recent favorite books are the Completely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee, and the Harry Potter books, which she is reading through for the first time. She is always looking for novel recommendations, especially young adult novels.