Alyssa has been a Knight since 2008 when she started her undergraduate degree at UCF. Upon graduating with her BS in psychology, she became a middle school language arts teacher, which continued to grow her love for education. While teaching, she realized her passion for online learning, which prompted her to pursue her MA in Instructional Design and Technology at UCF with a focus on eLearning. Before completing her MA, she interned with CDL during the summer of 2017 and was subsequently offered a position as an instructional designer.
Her research interests include quality in online courses, faculty-ID relationships, and professional development for online teaching. In her spare time, Alyssa enjoys spending time with her friends and family at Disney, traveling, and reading.