Alyssa Lombardi spent her childhood in Minnesota, moving out east to attend Christendom College in Front Royal, VA. Upon graduating with a B.A. in History, she began teaching at St. Louis School in Alexandria, VA, and remained there for six years. In 2009, she began a new career as a civilian in the United States Coast Guard, as an analyst for the National Pollution Funds Center. Her hobbies include reading, writing, drawing, and simply being active. In her free time, she coaches JV softball for Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria, VA, and plays on two other softball teams– one for the USCG and another for Fairfax County, VA.