Alyssa joined the Office of International Affairs in September 2018 and coordinates Global Education Oregon Programs in Scandinavia, Western, and Central Europe. She is originally from a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. Alyssa earned both a B.A. in English literature and Spanish, magna cum laude, and a M.Ed. in Educational Policy and Leadership from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. During her undergraduate degree, Alyssa studied for a semester at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain, which inspired her to pursue a career in international education. Apart from her work in study abroad, Alyssa also enjoys running, reading, cooking, and all things international.