Alyssa Rodrigues is born and raised on the island of Oahu, and moved to the Big Island in 2015 to attend college at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. She graduated with a Bachelors of science in Environmental Science. Through her major she strives to help educate and bring awareness to the beautiful biodiversity the Big Island has to offer. She has resided in Hawaii for 24 years and counting. Throughout the many job environments she’s worked in from customer service to aquatic maintenance, she strives to provide the spirit of Aloha to everyone. Growing up in Hawaii, she looks to help others experience this beautiful island in a loving and respectful way. As an artist and photographer she values attention to detail and the patience that comes with it. In her spare time Alyssa is an avid free diver and oil painter.