Hi! I am Alyssa London...
Hope you enjoy this window into my passions and world of interests. Sharing and connecting with others is one of the greatest gifts. I hope that I can uplift and serve you and your community as a presenter, collaborator, or through my Culture Story products.
Here's a summary of some of the things I love to do:
One of my greatest passions is to speak and encourage youth. I have traveled all over Alaska and the lower 48 to share messages of encouragement through speeches, and workshops. I even have video conferenced into classrooms when travel is not possible. Seeing the sparkle in the eyes of youth when they realize what they are capable of is the best feeling.
Even conference speaking and presenting is up my alley. I've addressed large crowds such as a 16k in person live conference event for Microsoft, and several 500+ person conference events for the National Center of American Indian Enterprise Development.
Designer of Products
I often dream up and sketch products. I actually started Culture Story because I kept thinking about a beautiful cedar box with copper and I wanted to bring it to life. This often happens to me in which I have images in my mind of things I want to create. I like to share my creations with others.
Alyssa is an enrolled tribal citizen of the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska. She graduated with honors from Stanford University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts. In February 2017, Alyssa became the first Tlingit Miss Alaska USA and went on to place top ten at Miss USA 2017. She was then appointed “2017 Cultural Ambassador for Sealaska Heritage Institute” and in this role she worked to showcase the vitality of not Alaska Native and indigenous cultures. One way she accomplished this was by competing at Miss USA in a robe with her clan crest of the Killerwhale over her evening gown to emulate a ceremonial Tlingit robe. The post showing the gown went viral on Facebook with 1.5 million views, and won the title of “Gown of the Year” at the 2017 Global Beauty Awards. Alyssa was recognized in 2017 as “Top 40 under 40” in Indian Country by NCAID for her work bringing awareness to the vitality of Native American culture today. Alyssa continues this work through her brand, Culture Story. Alyssa is also a speaker, and presenter.
Killerwhale Miss Alaska USA 2017 Gown
This continues to be one of my proudest moments. Representing Alaska, Tlingit and Native people up on stage in this gown was more than a dream come true. This gown embodies the message, "be proud of who you are, and where you come from."
Gown designed by Joey Galon
Killerwhale Formline design by Preston Singletary
Alyssa's had the opportunity to model for numerous brands and collaborate with talented photographers all around the United States. She's open to future opportunities to work to bring brands and creative visions to life.