She began her career with a Teaching Fellows scholarship to California State University, Fresno, where she pursued her Bachelor’s Degree in history with the intention of teaching at the high school level. From there she decided that she wanted to work in postsecondary education, and she fell in love with communication as a field of study.
At California State University, East Bay, she teamed up with a communication professor who allowed her to develop her own lesson plans and give her own lectures. She has excellent time-management, organizational, and leadership skills, which contribute to her success in both individual and group goals.
Alyssa works at Simpson Strong-Tie, a construction supply manufacturing company in Pleasanton, California. The nature of her work mainly involves project management and content creation for various teams in the marketing department, including marketing communications, creative services, and web development.
Alyssa’s educational interests lie primarily in interpersonal communication, intercultural communication, conflict management, and intergenerational communication. She plans on doing research on interpersonal communication behaviors within heterosexual cross-sex friendships.
In her spare time, Alyssa likes to study astronomy and cosmology, cook, and work out. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from CSU East Bay in September of 2013 and will continue getting hands-on experience in marketing and communication before she begins her Master’s Degree program.