Allysa has almost two decades of experience in research, administration and social services. She is passionate about mentorship and loves helping people improve their lives and become the best versions of themselves. Allysa is creative, organized, resourceful, and committed to service and education in academic, medical and professional fields.
She earned her Bachelor of Social Work in 2010 and, most recently, received her Bachelor of General Studies in 2023. Her professional experiences with TRU bookended her roles in primarily non-profit organizations. Allysa was a research assistant in Education and Social Work and did a practicum placement with the COPE/MECA (UPrep) program, which led to various short-term teaching and admin contracts. From there, Allysa held positions with Kamloops Women's Resource Centre, Métis Commission BC, Kamloops Immigrant Services, Kamloops Friendship Centre, United Way, Phoenix Centre, Elizabeth Fry, and the TNRD. These roles and collaborations prepared her to return to TRU, first with TRU World and then with the Faculty of Student Development.
Allysa enjoys hiking, gardening, experimenting in the kitchen, reading fantasy, napping with her two gargoyles (black cats), befriending the neighbourhood crows, adventuring with her giant cloud of fluffy love (Che - dog), snowshoeing, playing slow-pitch and drop-in volleyball.
Allysa's work philosophy is, "I might not know the answer, but if I don't, I'll find out and get back to you."