Alyssa Best a social entrepreneur, career consultant, and writer passionate about building leadership for social change. She serves as The OpEd Project’s Outreach and Program Manager in the Washington, DC metro area. She has conducted outreach and promoted training programs at Wider Opportunities for Women, the Center for Progressive Leadership, and the Institute for Women's Leadership at Rutgers University. She holds a Master of Arts in Women's and Gender Studies from Rutgers University. She contributes to a group blog on career issues: LYJ--Love Your Job, Love Your Life.