Alyssa Bass serves as the Product Engagement Coordinator. The Monroe, Louisiana, native has lived in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, for more than 10 years. In 2020, Alyssa earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and minor in Black Studies from The University of Southern Mississippi. There, she served as the executive editor of the award-winning student newspaper The Student Printz. After graduation, she freelanced for the Jackson Free Press and interned as a production assistant with PBS FRONTLINE. She rejoins Mississippi Today after interning with Mississippi Today’s marketing and engagement team in 2019.