Alyssia joined the Capitol Illini team as a receptionist in August 2012. She is currently completing her Associates degree in Pre-Vet medicine and eventually would like to transfer to University of Illinois to obtain her Bachelor’s degree in Biology or Zoology. Alyssia has interned for the past 2 summers at Henson Robinson Zoo, pursuing her interest in exotics. Alyssia most enjoys getting to know the clients and their pets, and that there are always opportunities for growth and to learn new skills. Alyssia shares her home with Easton, a pitbull/hound mix, Trigger, a dilute tortoiseshell cat, Logan, a DSH cat, and Spunkers, a bearded dragon. In her spare time, she loves to fish in bass tournaments, hiking and just generally being outdoors. She and her husband enjoy powerlifting together and traveling when they are able. Her true passion definitely lies in nature and exotic animals and studies!