Alissa was born in Wisconsin and spent her early years in California before her family relocated to the East coast. She graduated from the University of Delaware in 2012 where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Athletic Training with a minor in strength and conditioning. While at Delaware she worked with Blue Hen Athletics in soccer, lacrosse, rowing and football. During her senior year she was a teaching assistant for two of the undergraduate athletic training courses. After graduation, Alissa continued her education at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, where she received her Master's of Science in Kinesiology. At Arkansas, she worked with swimming and diving, and men's club ice hockey. She assisted and is still involved in ground breaking concussion research. In her spare time, Alissa enjoys horseback riding, being active in the outdoors and spending time with friends and family, and when it's all combined that's even better! Alissa is looking forward to the opportunity of working with skilled medical professionals and expanding her knowledge at The Steadman Clinic.