Alyssa Delle Planas, B.S.
AHEC's Personal Cheerleader and Everyone's Favorite Homecook
Alyssa Planas was born and raised here in Reno, Nevada. She graduated with her Master's of Public Health degree with an emphasis in Epidemiology at the University of Nevada, Reno. During her undergrad, she interned here at High Sierra AHEC as a CE Social Media Marketer. She came back for her graduate internship as a Disease Control Specialist with the SET-NET team. And now, she's officially settled in as the Community Outreach Coordinator. Alyssa has a passion for educating individuals to help promote health equity and increase health literacy. She has a diverse background in the healthcare field. Alyssa has worked at Renown in their radiology department working closely with providers onsite at the main hospital. She also has worked with Included Health as a care coordinator helping members understand their insurance policies and assist with navigating through the healthcare system. This experience provided her with the ability to see the disparities and challenges for patients and providers and inspired her to focus her education to mend these inequities. Alyssa's field of interests are sexual and reproductive health and gerontology.
When she is not focused on school work or AHEC duties, she loves to spend her time cooking, going to the gym, or figuring out a new DIY project around the house.