Hey! I'm Alyssa and I was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I started writing my first novel at 8 years old called "Once Upon a Time," and later moved on to writing poetry whilst falling in love with theatre. I now write Screenplays. I like to draw from my experiences as a non-stereotypical Black individual. Recieving a nearly-full ride to an arts boarding school, helped me meet other international kids and Black kids like me who were not molded by what was portrayed on media for them to be. They were just who they were, like me. This experience shapes my writing along with what I see, and have experienced. Now, I am at NYU majoring in Cinema Studies.
Awards include European Short Awards (Official Selection), Ethos Kids (Current finalist) Choice Award, London Director Award, Best Script Award London and more! I aim to be a producer and work in the writers room in the near future.
New York University
2023 – Present
Idyllwild Arts Academy
Theatre & Writing for TV and Film
2018 – 2022
I'm a people watcher, visionary and creative who loves the visual medium of storytelling! I write stories for all to relate too!