Alissa is a Senior from Lake Jackson, Texas. She is pursuing a degree in Journalism and Finance.
High School Leadership Activities & Experiences:
- Student Body President
- Teen correspondent for CBS’s Great Day Houston
- Four-year regional qualifying varsity swim team member
- William J. O’Neil Business Journalism Scholar
- Academic Development Chair, Delta Delta Delta Sorority
- University Honors Program
- Member of Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society
- Member of SMU’s chapter of the Radio Television Digital News Association
What do you like most about being a Hunt Scholar?
Being a part of the Hunt Leadership Scholars Program has definitely changed my life because not only have I been given the chance to cultivate my leadership abilities, but I also have had the opportunity to learn about what leaders around the world are doing to make a difference. From listening to speakers at the Tate Lecture Series to attending events related to the George W. Bush Foundation, I have been inspired to make a difference of my own while I am at SMU and to carry that same mission with me after I leave this campus.