Alyssa Tamboura

Alyssa Marie Tamboura studies Philosophy and Legal Studies as a third-year student at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she serves as an intern for the Center for Public Philosophy, coaching high school Ethics Bowl teams, and serves as a mentor for Black Academy, a bridge program for black students. Alyssa is a staunch advocate for families impacted by incarceration and this passion has led her to found Walls to Bridges, a restorative justice dialogue program for incarcerated individuals and their family members, with the support from a public service grant from the Donald A. Strauss Foundation. Alyssa also serves as a Steering Committee Member for the Bay Area Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership, has volunteered with numerous organizations focused on policy and advocacy for system impacted families, and has brought programming into carceral facilities in the Bay Area. After college, Alyssa intends to pursue a law degree and a career as an attorney and legal advocate for the rights of incarcerated parents and their families.