Alissa Ayden became interested in patient-centered research through her previous work as the Support Groups and Outreach Manager at the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. During that time, she also served as a governing committee member for iConquerMS, a patient-powered research network (PPRN) focused on multiple sclerosis. She has also worked at a nonprofit housing agency with individuals and families who had experienced homelessness; had low or no income; and had diagnoses of mental illness, drug and alcohol addiction, or HIV/AIDS. Ayden most recently served as a Summer Strategy Associate at the Robin Hood Foundation, New York City’s largest poverty-fighting organization. She is a Master of Business Administration candidate at Columbia Business School and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Amherst College.

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