Just face BW with color overlay sharpenedAlyssa is a journalist and author based in Billings, Montana. She is a copy editor and page designer for the Billings Gazette. She has designed and edited for several publications, including the Pierre Capital Journal and its outdoor magazine, South Dakota Outdoors, and she reported for the 2012 edition of the Montana Native News Project. She also 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 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.