Alyssa Loorya is a New York City-based archaeologist and preservationist. Co-founder and President of Chrysalis Archaeology she also serves as a board member for several preservation organizations, including the Hendrick I. Lott House and Historic Districts Council. A lifelong New Yorker, Loorya is a strong proponent of sharing her research with the public, making archaeology and history relevant to local communities. As President of Chrysalis Archaeology, she has projects within New York, New Jersey, Vermont, and Connecticut. These have included excavations within historic cemeteries, projects within New York’s City Hall Park and the South Street Seaport area. Loorya is also involved in archaeological and historic preservation educational programming. She has developed special content curricula in archaeology and historic preservation and architecture for the New York City Department of Education, several local museums, and non-profits.