Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Alyssa recently graduated from Auburn University in 2018 where she earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Political Science and a minor in Communication.
Alyssa has always been passionately involved with projects that promote inclusion and education. She first became involved with Special Olympics while she was a high school student in Rhode Island in 2012. In 2014, Alyssa created and coordinated a prom event called the Unity Ball (a free prom for Special Olympics Athletes) and over 300 individuals were in attendance. The Unity Ball has lived on and is held each year in Rhode Island by a high school senior, under the guidance of Alyssa and others.
In college, Alyssa was elected to the philanthropy board of her sorority – Alpha Xi Delta. This board was charged with educating Auburn’s campus community about Autism Spectrum Disorders. From 2014-2018, Alyssa aided Alpha Xi Delta in becoming the top fundraising chapter nationally for Autism Speaks. She was also nominated by the University for an award for Philanthropic Work.
Going forward – Alyssa is passionate about continuing her philanthropic work and is currently pursuing a masters degree in Public Administration from the University of Georgia in order to gain valuable knowledge about how she can accomplish her goals more effectively.