Alyssa was born in New York, raised in the Poconos, and was graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Journalism and English.
Alyssa wanted to help others better themselves and build lasting, loving relationships. She wanted to empower people – children specifically – to be true to themselves and others. Alyssa wanted to provide the same support and conscious care that she had been fortunate enough to receive throughout her own life. It was then she returned to school and earned a second B.A., this time in psychology.
Alyssa signed on as nanny for the spirited children of Yankees Pitcher CC Sabathia and his wife, Amber. During this time she attained her masters in Mental Health Counseling.
Her experiences, along with her education, shaped her philosophy and inspired her to form a mission rooted in the conscious care of children of all dynamics, Innovative Youth Care.