DMH + UCLA PREVENTION CENTER OF EXCELLENCE
Alyssa Ayon earned her BA in Sociology from CSU, Fullerton and her Masters of Social Work degree from CSU, Northridge. She is a proud Los Angeles native and feels a strong connection to the city she grew up in. Prior to working at the COE, Alyssa provided crisis intervention and emergency response services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Her work also includes gender-based violence prevention, education, and advocacy with the mission of building equitable systems and empowering survivors. Alyssa’s areas of research include suicide prevention, sexual violence, domestic violence, and other forms of familial violence. She is passionate about social justice, community-based healing, and restorative practices. As a Curriculum Developer at the UCLA Prevention Center of Excellence, Alyssa looks forward to contributing to the well-being of our communities through education and training while building on trauma-informed and resilience-based practices.