Who is OME

- March '15

Alyssa Napier - Chemistry

MIT Public Service

Her nominator writes:  

Alyssa has demonstrated her dedication to public service in many ways, both on MIT’s campus  and in the greater community. Together with fellow MIT students, she founded a program called  the Opportunity Program for Education Needs (OPEN). This program provides adult education, for  example in career-building skills and GED classes, to those who would otherwise have difficulty re-entering the workforce. Currently, they are talking to directors at the Devine Recovery Center, a community center in South Boston, whose members are addicts in recovery and hope to have the first classes begin sometime this semester. Alyssa has also demonstrated a passion for service to MIT. She was on the planning committee for the 2015 Multicultural Conference.  The conference theme was People Before P-sets. The theme was selected to inspire and encourage MIT students to develop an authentic community of peers who care about each other while pursuing professional and academic success. Alyssa served on the planning committee for the MIT Silent Protest in support of Black Lives Matter, as well as the subsequent panel event that was attended by over 400 members of the MIT community and surrounding areas. She is currently on the committee for an event that will open a dialogue between MIT students and police officers. Outside of her academic pursuits, Alyssa’s number one priority for these four years at MIT has been to engage in service with MIT and the greater community. Alyssa’s passion and achievements make her a worthy recipient of the Distinguished Peers Award for Public Service.