Alissa Knopf has been volunteering with Dr. Chehade since the summer of 2018. She is currently a high school senior at The Frisch School in Paramus, NJ. She is very interested in the sciences and eventually wants to become an allergist/immunologist. In her spare time, Alissa is also a volunteer at the Tenafly Nature Center, co-captain of her school’s fencing team, plays goalie on the girls’ ice hockey team, and participates in Envision Shakespeare competitions. Besides her love of biology, she has an all-consuming obsession of dinosaurs and enjoys reading, visiting national parks, and bike riding.