Alyse holds a master's degree in pathology, a bachelor's degree in psychology, and an associate degree in mortuary science. She has over 15 years of experience working in hospitals, morgues and funeral homes throughout her region. To hear more of the story, listen to her interview on the People of Pathology Podcast. Some of her quirkier quips can be found on the Obsessed With Death podcast.
Alyse Gray is a freelance writer for Medscape. Her work appears in numerous publications including The Director, the magazine of the National Funeral Director's Association, The Cutting Edge, a publication of the American Association of Pathologists' Assistants, Thought Catalog, Medium, and Woman's World.
She enjoys teaching people about pathology and has guest lectured to pathologists' assistant students at Tulane University. She also has made appearances at middle school science fairs, high schools, and college pre-med societies.
Outside of the pathology lab, Alyse can be found haunting coffee shops, Death Cafes, cemeteries, and wandering around in the forest. She's fascinated by fungi and enjoys birding, hiking, kayaking, and foraging for wild edible plants. Alyse also is a semi-professional face and body painter and grows a variety of mushrooms in her home. An avid reader of medical history, she advocates for a healthy, disease prevention-based lifestyle instead of excess physicking.