Alyssa Rebensdorf considers feeding people not only as a way to meet an essential need, but more importantly, as a way to sustain and strengthen community. Her “food equals love” philosophy is just one of the many ways that make her an ideal addition to the FFEN Board of Directors. As an accomplished litigator in the food industry, she is committed to applying agility and hard work to a rigorous and demanding profession, and she takes pride in continually honing her skills as a troubleshooter, advisor, strategic thinker and creative problem-solver. She understands FFEN’s value of taking time to build honest and reciprocal relationships, and values being a good colleague who is both ethical and accessible. And she appreciates working with and learning from diverse communities and the opportunity to see the world through a multicultural lens.
Alyssa currently serves as Counsel in the Food Litigation and Regulatory Practice Group at Faegre Drinker Biddle and Reath LLP, specializing in litigation and alternative dispute resolution, risk management and preventative counsel, with pro bono projects in asylum representation and supporting emerging food companies.
She serves on the West Summit Neighborhood Advisory Committee and has been a food distribution volunteer for The Sanneh Foundation.
Alyssa holds a BA in French and Political Science, with Honors, Phi Beta Kappa, and an MA in Anthropology from University of Nebraska, Lincoln. She has a JD with Honors from Duke University School of Law, Durham, NC.