Alyssa DiPadova, originally from Cleveland OH, graduated as co-valedictorian from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2019 with a bachelor of arts in Political Science, Latin American Studies, and Spanish. After graduating, Alyssa moved to D.C. to complete an internship with the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program, and later participated in the Charles Koch Institute Internship Program. In her free time, Alyssa enjoys reading historical fiction novels (especially by Latin American authors), telling dad jokes, and playing with her 3 giant dogs: Moose, Bear, and Doc.