Alyssa joined the WFIT board in 2014 and is excited to serve as our board chair this year! She is passionate about our cause and hopes to leverage the skills and experience she has obtained in the for-profit sector to better the lives of the students in our programs.
Currently, Alyssa is pursuing her MBA at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and concentrating her studies in healthcare and general management. Upon graduating, she will join the Strategic Leadership Development Program at Edwards Lifesciences, the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring.
Prior to Kellogg, Alyssa was a consultant in the Deals Advisory practice at PwC, where she advised clients on accounting and financial reporting issues associated with IPOs, divestitures, and acquisitions. During her time at PwC, she was also very involved in the firm’s Corporate Responsibility efforts, completing a rotation in the firm’s Corporate Responsibility practice (focused in employee and client engagement) and serving as the LA liaison between PwC and Junior Achievement. Additionally, Alyssa holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of San Diego, where she graduated summa cum laude.