Alissa Nelson is a science nerd, quinoa-loving yoga teacher, and social justice activist.
She has worked with public housing residents, patients, physicians, and health policy experts. Regardless of the setting, she works alongside people to help them embody the change they seek in the world. Alissa is often described by friends and colleagues as grounded, authentic, and smart; she enjoys hearing about people's lived experiences as much as she loves a good a literature search.
She earned masters degrees in neuroscience, social work, and public health from Washington University in St. Louis and a bachelor's of science in neuroscience from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, working for three years in the lab of Dr. Jeffrey Hall, the 2017 Nobel Prize winner in Medicine or Physiology. She is really into complicated meals, fantasizing about having a handmade wardrobe, and learning to feel comfortable in the ocean in and around Los Angeles.