Just face BW with color overlay sharpenedAlyssa is a journalist and author based in Billings, Montana. She is city editor at the Billings Gazette, managing reporters and news coverage daily at the largest and best newspaper in Montana. She has designed and edited for several publications, including the Billings Gazette; The Missoulian; Rediscover Montana; the Pierre Capital Journal and its outdoor magazine, South Dakota Outdoors. She also reported for the 2012 edition of the Montana Native News Project. During her time as a student at the University of Montana, she copy edited, designed, reported and wrote a column on her experiences abroad for the Montana Kaimin. She interned as a reporter at the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and contributed to the Montana Town Project. Her photos have appeared in the Billings Gazette, Helena Independent Record, Missoulian, Montana Standard, Ravalli Republic, on Newwest.net and in the Capital Journal and the Montana Kaimin.

Alyssa has lived in Montana for most of her life and attended the University of Montana. She graduated with a B.A. in journalism in May 2012 and with a B.A. in creative writing in December 2012. She also spent five months in Edinburgh, Scotland, where she studied English at Napier University.