Alysa Landry covers the Navajo Nation for The Daily Times.
She started writing before she could spell, and pursued journalism after careers as a professional diver, a welder and an astronaut fell through. Alysa earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from Brigham Young University and took her first job in Northampton, Mass., where she wrote religion and entertainment articles for the Daily Hampshire Gazette. There, she rubbed shoulders with bands like Nickel Creek, They Might Be Giants and Peter, Paul and Mary.
After working for a year in Massachusetts, Alysa started a yearly ritual of moving across the country. Her travels included two stops in Arizona, a year-long stint as an Americorps VISTA in Juneau, Alaska, and graduate school in Boston, Mass. She worked for three years at the Eastern Arizona Courier in Safford, Ariz., and six months at The Patriot Ledger in Quincy, Mass. After earning a master's degree in journalism with an emphasis in social issues from Emerson College, Alysa returned to her native state.
She started at The Daily Times in July of 2007.