Alysa was born and raised in Japan and the U.S. by her American mother and is bilingual in Japanese and English. She came to Bellingham after high school to earn her B.S. in Community Health from WWU, and a technical degree in Visual Communications from WCC.

Before becoming the Administrative Assistant at IGE, Alysa worked in translation and design. At IGE, she enjoys working on various tasks to support the mission of internationalization.