Hello, I’m Alyssa…

Marketing & Communications Professional | Communication Professor | Yoga Teacher

06/15/22 – SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA: Alyssa Espinola poses for a portrait in downtown San Luis Obispo on June 15, 2022. Photo by Ruby Wallau for CIE


My main drivers are compassion and connection, and I am always interweaving these values into the work that I do, whether that be creating communications, managing projects, or teaching tomorrow’s leaders.

Currently, I am bringing compassion and connection into college communication courses, where I encourage my students to listen, try on different perspectives, and use their voices to create a more just world.

People I work with would describe me as innovative and forward-thinking. I am the type of person who is constantly experimenting with new ideas and trying to create better ways to accomplish goals. That currently manifests as leveraging more efficient (and often automated) channels to communicate with internal and external audiences and developing courses that re-infuse curiosity, learning, and student ownership back into college education.

More importantly, I like to think that I am a spirited woman who brings enthusiasm and extra life to a team (I even won the Graduate Spirit Award in grad school.😝). This quality of mine helps me bridge divides in groups, motivate my colleagues, and results in a more productive work ethic and output among the teams in which I’ve participated.

Outside of work, I am an avid motocamper who loves to travel, play guitar, dance, and stay physically active.


If you’re interested in grabbing coffee and talking shop, add me on LinkedIn or shoot a message my way.