Alyssa Wiltse-Ahmad joined NCRC in 2018 as the organization’s new Media Manager, with a dual function of managing media relations and increasing the organization’s storytelling capacity. While she has always been passionate about social justice issues, Alyssa had previously focused this passion on the international environmental sector, working for seven years as an international journalist covering the global freshwater and sanitation crisis and more recently working as a media relations and publications officer for an international rainforest and species conservation organization. She also studied environmental policy at West Virginia University and George Washington University. However, current domestic challenges encouraged Alyssa to expand beyond this experience to focus more closely on what matters to her most here at home, eliminating racial and low-income discrimination. Outside of fighting for a more fair, just and healthy world, Alyssa enjoys playing with her two toddler boys, reading mystery novels and spending time in the great outdoors.