Alyssa LaRue is a sophomore Creative Writing Major with a Media Mass minor. Her aspirations are to become a screenwriter and a film director. Alyssa is originally from Houston, TX but moved to Alton, MO to attend high school. She currently lives in Haysville, KS, with her mom, step-dad, two fluffy cats, and a very plump, old dog. In company with being a Peer Leader, Alyssa is also a member of the Residence Hall Association, the Student Activities Council, and a front desk worker at Freddy House. During her freshman year at Missouri State, Alyssa was the Vice President of Freddy Hall Council, an Outreach Program Coordinator for STAND, and a Residence Hall Association Representative. She also won first place in the COM 115 Showcase and wrote, directed, and starred in a campus-wide film, Whose Life is it Anyway, which was fashioned by Freddy Hall Council.
Alyssa loves music, movies, peanut butter M&Ms, and tattoos. A portion of advice that she would give to incoming Missouri State freshman would be to make to-do lists for every class, invest in a fancy calendar or planner, eat at the dining center with as many friends as possible, climb the stairs instead of the using elevators, and remember that college is about learning, flourishing, discovering your path, and having as much fun along the way as possible.