Alyssen, a Research Associate at Toffler Associates, joined the firm in July 2022, and has played a key role in the firm’s work with the Air Force Research Lab, including establishing systems to support Agile project management. She joined Toffler after obtaining her Masters degree in Ethics, Peace, and Human rights from American University. While a graduate student, she interned at the Albright Stonebridge Group in their Global Innovation and Growth Group (GIGG) and was a teaching assistant. She completed her undergraduate work at Rutgers University, where she earned her B.A., Political Science and Communications. While at Rutgers, she served as an ambassador and a team and programming coordinator for the university’s Leadership and Experiential Learning Department, which provides students curricular and co-curricular leadership skill building opportunities, and completed an internship at the National Urban League.