Alissa Jacques is the co-founder of Shuga N’ Spice Magazine. She grew up in East Flatbush, Brooklyn born to Jamaican/Guyanese parents. After leaving Brooklyn, Alissa saw that Caribbean culture were often misrepresented and most depictions of the Caribbean referred to poverty and tourism. After graduating from New York University with a Bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship, Education Policy, and Narrative Studies, Alissa realized the Caribbean narrative needed an interdisciplinary approach that replaced how others interacted with Caribbean culture and how the region presented itself to others. Her experience growing startups through storytelling and design theory led to the inception of Shuga N’ Spice Magazine. Alissa is a graduating student at Teachers College, Columbia University earning her Masters of
Arts in Sociology of Education.