Alyssa is an activist who helps people feel strong and loud at protests and demonstrations for social justice. She came to consciousness through the Audre Lorde Project in 2009 where she learned to advocate for other trans women of color sex workers facing discrimination, violence, and poverty. Occupy Wall Street, then Black Lives Matter, helped develop her disdain for capitalism and white supremacy as well as her enthusiasm for direct action. The Fight for 15 got her on board with the labor movement through Jobs With Justice. She founded the Portland chapter of the Student Labor Action Project to give college students the experience of campaigning for workers rights. A link between those barely surviving under oppression with unions organizing for power is her committed role in our movement.