Alyssa McKnight, our next Youth and Young Adult Intern will arrive in August.
Hi there! My name is Alyssa and I am so excited to have the opportunity to serve alongside you all at The American Church in Paris! I have only been to Paris once, in 2012 after I studied abroad at Ridley Hall in Cambridge, England, and I absolutely fell in love with the beauty of the streets of Paris. I am the fourth of six children and so I love big families and big gatherings and everything that comes with them! I was born and raised in Honolulu, HI, USA and have slowly been moving further and further east, unintentionally of course ☺. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical and Ancient Languages and am currently studying and working very hard to receive my Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. I enjoy school and studying very much, but cannot wait to begin working full time in the field I am passionate about.
I enjoy many things outside of school, when I can find the time that is. I love photography, playing my guitar, cooking, especially for friends and big groups, trying new foods and restaurants, taking long walks to explore new areas, big cities are my favorite, and playing volleyball just to name a few. Traveling is my absolute favorite hobby and I do it whenever I get the chance. If you have any tips or secret places I should visit, please let me know! ☺ I absolutely love meeting new people, hearing their stories, and hearing about what they are passionate about. I love to hear about where people come from and where they are going, how they desire to serve God and others, what their visions are for their futures.
If the sun is out and shining you can most likely find me in a comfy spot on the grass or near the water with a book, soaking in as much warmth and sunshine as possible. But I also love snow and Christmas lights and am always up for a stroll in the cold to see the beautiful lights of the season on people’s houses and in shop windows. I am so excited to be able to explore the streets of Paris and the beautiful country of France and its amazing surroundings. But most of all I am excited to meet you all and get to know you, and to have the chance to serve alongside my brothers and sisters in Christ in an amazing city full of rich history, beautiful art and architecture, and food that can be compared to none. God bless you all, and I cannot wait to be with you.
P.S. I love ice cream and will be taking tips on where to go to get the best ice cream or gelato!!