Alyssa Ray is a decisive member of Department of Clinical & Health Psychology Team under the supervision of Dr. Dawn Bowers. As member of this innovative and groundbreaking team, she is playing an integral part in researching the effects of photobiomodulation intervention on motor and cognitive performance in Parkinson’s disease, healthy older adults, and adults with a family history of Alzheimer’s disease.
Prior to continuing her studies at the University of Florida, she earned her B.S. in Psychology with honors from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. After graduating from UCF, she completed her Post-Baccalaureate Program from the University of Florida.
To better prepare for a life dedicated to serving others, Alyssa continues to acquire essential building blocks in pursuit of a career in nutrition to achieve her desire to: empower, educate, and improve the health of individuals facing diseases and mental disorders through empathy, compassion, research, and advocacy.
In her spare time, Alyssa is an avid scuba diver, enjoys volunteering at the psychiatric unit at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, and cherishes time with her husband, family, friends, two dogs, and two cats.