Alyssa grew up in Florida and has lived in Cape Coral all her life. She is currently going to school at Oasis High School and is the president of the environmental club. She is enrolled in the AICE program, which is college-credited course from Cambridge, England and is active in JROTC. She is planning on going to college to fulfill her aspirations of becoming a marine biologist. Ever since Alyssa was a young girl, she has been around marine life. Her father always had salt water fish tanks set up in her house and he would teach her about the different fish species by taking her on trips involving snorkeling and sight-seeing at aquariums. Her grandfather was a big fan of fishing and made wooden carvings of a variety of marine creatures. Since growing up in a family like this, Alyssa has been influenced by the subject.