Alyssa Tulabut

Alyssa leads the planning of SEARAC’s annual leadership and advocacy training programs, LAT and LEAF. She also coordinates SEARAC’s biennial Equity Summit, set to kick off in the fall of 2017.

Alyssa graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. While an undergraduate, she worked as a research assistant in UVA’s Social Neuroscience Laboratory, specifically researching implicit biases and perceptions of Asian Americans. She also served on the executive councils of the Organization of Young Filipino Americans, a Filipino cultural student organization, and a student-led leadership development organization to connect students to career opportunities in the fashion industry.

Prior to SEARAC, Alyssa worked in the wedding industries in both Charlottesville and Virginia Beach. Following an event coordinator internship with Harvest Moon Catering, she spent her last year in college working in their events office. After graduating, Alyssa managed events for a wedding planning business in Virginia Beach. However, before long the desire to amplify the AAPI voice she cultivated in college and empower AAPI communities reshaped her professional goals, leading her to SEARAC.

Alyssa spent her childhood in Washington, Belgium, and Virginia before moving to Washington, D.C., to pursue this opportunity to channel her event planning skills towards advocacy.