From the official site:
Wicked smart, beautiful and bound for the moon, Alyssa is a soulful and sometimes fiercely opinionated teenager from Yuba City, California. In school she has soared to the top of her class and her 4.67 GPA has, according to Alyssa, come easily to her. That is not to say that this high school senior is a stranger to hard work. In addition to her all Advanced Placement and Honors courses, she is constantly on the go, volunteering time with her local church and taking part in Native American Drumming - a part of Alyssa's Native American heritage. Well aware that a lot is happening outside of Yuba City, Alyssa has set her sights on attending a prestigious university to study aerospace engineering.