Alyssa Loorya is Principal Investigator and President of Chrysalis Archaeological Consultants in Brooklyn. She received her BA from Brooklyn College, her MA from Hunter College, and her M Phil from the CUNY Graduate Center. She has over fifteen years of experience in cultural resource management. Her research focuses on 18th-19th century urban and industrial infrastructure and development and the Revolutionary era of New York City. Some of her projects include the South Street Seaport Area of Manhattan and New York City's City Hall.