As an avid reader and lifelong learner, when Alyssa encounters a subject she’s unfamiliar with, her favorite thing to do is dive head first into learning everything she can about it. On walks through the city, she’s the person that stops to read every plaque and historical sign, and during hikes with her dog Maggie, she often stops to identify unknown plants and learn about their uses.

At PSC, Alyssa applies this same curiosity and desire to learn to her clients’ projects and needs. As a consultant, she deploys her research and analytical skills to conduct thorough evaluations of a client’s environment and current state. After gathering all background data, she measures program and policy impacts; supports continuous improvement of client initiatives; and develops research reports, strategy documents, and other deliverables to improve future outcomes. She also uses her facilitation knowledge and consensus‐​building skills to help clients identify barriers to success and pathways to change.

Prior to joining PSC, Alyssa worked in Constituent Services at the Office of United States Senator Gary C. Peters, where she assisted the people of Michigan in communicating with the senator and resolving issues with the Internal Revenue Service, the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency, and more. Before that, she served state and federal clients as an analyst at a management consulting firm in Washington, D.C.

Email: asmith@publicsectorconsultants.com

A Little More…

Education: BA in Psychology from Indiana University Bloomington and an MPP from the University of Virginia Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy

With PSC since: February 2021

PSC superpower: Bringing clarity to complexities

Favorite part of working at PSC: Helping clients create positive outcomes

Why Michigan? Family and Michigan fall (nowhere has better cider mills!)