Alyssa Blank holds an undergraduate degree from Concordia University, during which time she participated in a work study program for a women’s organization in the Peruvian Amazon and wrote constating documents for the Concordia Volunteer Abroad Project in Uganda. She also holds a master's degree from the University of Ottawa in International Development, where she focused her thesis work on conflict media directed to children. Alyssa has worked professionally in government relations, research, policy and communications. She is passionate about human rights, counter-radicalization, social engagement and finding innovative ways to address persistent issues. She is excited to serve as a MIGS Youth Fellow!