Alyssa Corbett King

Title

Safety and Student Life Coordinator

Location

Beverly, Massachusetts

Education

M.S. in Animals and Public Policy,
Tufts University (MA, USA)

B.A. in Biology and Environmental Studies,
Tufts University (MA, USA)

SFS Alum
Kenya, Fall ‘06

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Alyssa grew up in Malvern, Pennsylvania and graduated from Tufts University in 2008 with a degree in Biology and Environmental Studies. While at Tufts, Alyssa played varsity women’s lacrosse and studied abroad in Kenya with SFS in 2006. The study abroad experience cemented Alyssa’s interest in conservation and field research, which led to her explore research opportunities at the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge, Turner Endangered Species Fund, and International Fund for Animal Welfare. Alyssa then spent four years in the field of veterinary medicine as the manager and head veterinary technician of a local animal hospital, while also completing a graduate degree in Animals and Public Policy from Tufts University.

Alyssa then pursued an interest in non-profit management at Earthwatch, where she managed a profile of grants that supported students, teachers, and corporate employees on international scientific research expeditions. There, Alyssa worked on all aspects of expedition preparation, including risk management. Alyssa joined SFS in 2014 as the Safety and Student Life Manager, a role where she was able to combine her passion for conservation, medicine, and risk management. Alyssa is a certified Wilderness First Responder (WFR).