Alyssa Johnston is a proud member of the Quinault Indian Nation, loving mother of two, and family member to many. She is one of three Quinault Language teachers working towards the revitalization of the Quinault Language. Growing up in Taholah which is located on the Quinault Indian reservation, has allowed her to make strong ties to the community and culture of Quinault. A great deal of relatives—some passed and some not—have had a strong influence on her outlook and dedication of working towards the growth and sustainability of future generations of Quinault. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Integrated Social Sciences from the University of Washington in 2018 and aspires to obtain her Master’s and PhD degree’s. She is a firm believer in promoting the power of positivity and individuality. Her interests include anything artsy, building, cooking, learning, and conversing.