Alissa Evans graduated from UCLA with a degree in cognitive science and a minor in film, TV and digital media, as well as a specialization in computing. She ultimately hopes to combine her love for psychology with her penchant for storytelling to create complex characters as a screenwriter. She has written for multiple online publications and looks forward to sharing her strong passion for writing and movies with her students. Harry Potter is one of her all-time favorite franchises, and she is excited to use her background in science to break down the iconic fantasy series. By exposing students to the science of Harry Potter and the art of screenwriting, topics that aren't traditionally emphasized in K-12 education, she hopes to help them discover and foster new passions.