A New Jersey native, Alessandra Alma was introduced to the arts at an early age through various drawing, dance and music lessons. She often jokes that she joined the family business, since she has a family member in every branch of the military or work for the government. From 2002 to 2006, Alessandra served in the US Air Force as a Communications & Information Officer and worked in the Information Technology industry before becoming fully disabled. She has a B.S. in Management E-Commerce from New Jersey Institute of Technology and a M.S. in Public Relations and Corporate Communications from New York University.