Alyssa is the Digital Scholarship Consultant for George Mason University Libraries' Digital Scholarship Center. In this role she collaborates with students and faculty on digital humanities-based methods and projects. She teaches classroom instruction sessions, leads workshops, and provides consultations to researchers who are engaging in digital scholarship.
Alyssa has a PhD in American history with minor fields in digital humanities and public history. Her dissertation, "'With All Her Sad Disasters, What Do We See in this City?': Reconstruction, Race, and the Politics of Disaster in Richmond, 1870-1918," examines three disasters that occurred in Richmond in 1870 and uses them as a lens to understand the history of the city in the Reconstruction era.
“Richmond’s Year of Disasters: Reconciliation, Relief, and the End of Reconstruction,” in Rethinking American Disasters, ed. Cynthia A. Kierner, Matthew Mulcahy, and Liz Skilton (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2023)
PhD, History, George Mason University
MA, History, George Mason University
MLIS, University of Pittsburgh
BA, History, Virginia Commonwealth University
BA, Political Science, Virginia Commonwealth University