Alysha is from Somerset, Wisconsin. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin- River Falls with a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Early Childhood. In college, she was first introduced to the island when she was part of a team that taught English to students in the Dominican Republic. Prior to coming to COTP, she served in a local disability ministry organization through which she traveled to Haiti for the first time in 2014. She had the chance to tour COTP when her church participated in a short-term trip to the area in 2016. After visiting COTP for the second time in April 2017, Alysha was excited to follow God’s call to serve long-term as a House Parent in the Grace House.