Alissa made aliyah from Australia in March 2010 after earning an M.A, with High Distinction, in Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Monash University, Melbourne.
research dealt with the institutionalization of ethnic divisions in post-war Bosnia Herzegovina.
Alissa's passion for the development and strengthening of contemporary Jewish identity is grounded in her
extensive experience in informal Jewish and Zionist education and leadership.
Prior to building her life in Israel, Alissa worked as the Director of Israel Programs at the Zionist Federation of Australia and as Federal Chairperson of Habonim Dror, Australia.