A Central Illinois native, Alyssa assumed the position of communications specialist with the University of Tennessee System in 2016. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in public relations and communications studies from Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois. Prior to joining UT, she served as an information processing specialist in the marketing department at Pellissippi State Community College. She plans to build a career in higher education, hoping to one day be director of a marketing department at a college or university.
Alyssa describes herself as easy going but eager to take on new projects. She enjoys a collaborative, professional and structured work atmosphere. When not at work, she can be found searching for new books, hiking trails or watching Netflix with her cat, Athena.