She spent the first few years of her career working in marketing communications for the building industry after receiving her B.A. in Communication from CSU East Bay in Hayward, California, but decided to return to academia to pursue her dream of becoming a college professor.
Currently, Alyssa teaches Communication at various colleges in California’s Central Coast and Central Valley. Her professional interests include creating more equitable and socially just relationships and societies, mindfulness in the classroom, communicating sexual consent, adult friendship communication behaviors, and coming out as bisexual in a monogamous heterosexual marriage. She also teaches various styles of yoga, including Hatha yoga, restorative yoga, beach 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.