Alyssa Snider

Alyssa joined CIJ’s Unaccompanied Children Program as a program analyst in March 2016. Previously, she interned at the U.S. Department of Education, supporting the work of the International Affairs Office on education diplomacy. She also volunteered regularly with the Gabriel Network to support women facing crisis pregnancies, including by answering the helpline. Alyssa graduated in May 2015 from the University of Maryland with a BA in international development and anthropology. While at college, she spent a year studying abroad in Ghana and Chile, where she researched malaria prevention, postharvest loss reduction, and access to microfinance. Her research work at home included the replicability of development projects in differing contexts and the experience of immigrants in Prince George’s County, MD. Alyssa speaks Spanish and intermediate French, and is learning German.