Alyssa Paylor served in Thailand and Myanmar with VIA, a nonprofit group that fosters understanding between the U.S. and Asia. She also is co-founder of a young women’s leadership and peacebuilding program and a former advocate for peace education in Myanmar. Most recently she worked with English language learners, focusing on job readiness skills for employment. Alyssa holds a BA degree in anthropology and political science and a certificate in peace and conflict studies from the University of Colorado Boulder. As a master of global affairs student, she was the recipient of a Kroc Institute Fellowship.