She spent the first few years of her career working in marketing communications for the building industry after completing her B.A. in Communication from CSU East Bay in Hayward, California. She then returned to academia to earn her M.A. in Communication from CSU Fresno so she could pursue her dream of becoming a college professor.
Currently, Alyssa teaches Communication at various colleges in California’s Central Coast. Her professional interests include creating more equitable and socially just relationships and societies, mindfulness in the classroom, communicating sexual consent, communicating sexual identities, and adult friendship communication behaviors. She also teaches various styles of yoga, including Hatha yoga, meditation, and pranayama.
Alyssa is a self-development junkie, avid dodgeballer, and fitness enthusiast. In her spare time, she likes to ride motorcycles, travel with her Beloved and her dog, and stay physically active.