Allyssa is an M.Div student at Gammon Theological Seminary (class of 2015) and serves as the Gammon Student Fellowship Vice President. She plans to pursue God's calling on her life as ordained clergy serving marginalized populations, paying specialized attention to individuals with disabilities.
She hails from Jonesboro, Georgia. Prior to beginning her studies at Gammon, Allyssa earned a master's degree in special education from Georgia College and State University and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Wesleyan College. She is the eldest child of Curtis and Patrica Green, sister to Tiffany Bowen.
Allyssa has a background in mental health and developmental disabilities. She presently works for Fulton County schools as a classroom teacher serving students in low incidence populations and as the special needs ministry coordinator at Alpharetta First United Methodist Church. While a student at Wesleyan, Allyssa served as a servant leader through the Wesleyan disciples program as well as president of the Wesley Foundation and on the Council for Religious Life amongst a host of other activities in religious life and social justice. She is a member of Andrews Chapel UMC where the Rev. Wimbley Hale, Jr, a fellow Gammonite is pastor. Since leaving Wesleyan, Allyssa continues to serve as a Methodist Ambassador.