Alyssia (AJ) Leach

Senior Fellow

“I’m inspired by fellow GripTape alumni who decide their passions are worth pursuing, and I’m  excited to encourage them along the way.”

AJ develops what’s next.

AJ is the Jr. CEO of GripTape where she is learning how to start, lead, and grow a nonprofit organization. Her role includes everything from directly shadowing the CEO to assuming full responsibility for multiple work streams within the organization. 

AJ recently completed a degree in marketing. Ironically, this was also the topic of her GripTape Learning Challenge in her junior year of high school. Since then, she has served in every youth-led position GripTape offers including being a Challenger, YLB member, Champion, Peer Entrepreneur, Lead Peer Entrepreneur, and Podcast Developer and Host. She loves using her effective communication skills and creative marketing insight to build inclusive spaces and connect communities.

When AJ is outside the office, she spends her free time growing her social presence, hitting her monthly reading goal on her Kindle (Kate), and planning themed dinner parties. 

GripTape team member since 2018
Location: Louisville, KY