Project Manager, Sustainable Packaging Coalition
Dr. Alyssa Harben joined GreenBlue in June 2021. Originally from California, she has spent 6 years in East Lansing, Michigan researching and teaching packaging science as a graduate student. She has a PhD and MS in Packaging from Michigan State University’s School of Packaging, and a BS in Business Administration from California Polytechnic State University of San Luis Obispo. During her time in graduate school, she developed a passion for consumer packaging and labeling research using applied psychology methods and is excited to continue to study packaging and labeling as a researcher at GreenBlue. In 2013, Alyssa decided to pursue packaging after visiting the Museum of Brands in London, England, and seeing how prevalent and impactful packaging, branding, and labeling are in our daily lives. Alyssa’s favorite thing about the packaging field is that the prevalence of packaging makes it a field where seemingly small changes can have large, meaningful impacts on the environmental, social, and economic pillars of sustainability. In her free time, Alyssa enjoys visiting museums, knitting, reading, hiking and running, and watching the birds out her window with her cat.