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Alyssa Wright works at the intersection of open technology, cultural diversity and mapping. As Vice President of Partnerships and Business Development at Mapzen, Alyssa leads community initiatives and communications to bring the best mapping capabilities to organizations of all sizes. Alyssa also co-organizes GeoNYC, a monthly mapping salon of 1000 of the most innovative spatial thinkers in NYC and maptimeNYC which y'all know a ton about. :) Throughout her work, Alyssa is driven to build mapping tools that are powerful tools of connection.
Alyssa received an M.A. in Media Arts and Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab, where her work focused on documenting technologies of empathy within geospatial contexts. She completed another Masters in physical computing from New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program and graduated magna cum laude from Wellesley College with a B.A. in women’s studies, and a concentration in media studies and design.