Alysson Vrielink is currently working towards her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, conducting research on high frequency, high average power radiofrequency (RF) sources at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Her interests include high performance parallel computing for scientific applications, applied mathematics and numerical methods, classical electromagnetism and novel RF structure design. She is Siemann Graduate Fellow, holds an NSERC postgraduate doctoral award and was recently elected as student representative to the American Physical Society, Division of Beam Physics. She received her B.S. in Engineering Physics from the University of British Columbia in 2013.