SimmonsAlyssa officially joined the IQSS team in April 2013, after moving to Massachusetts from San Diego, California. In San Diego, she worked as a Guest Services Supervisor for Wyndham Vacation Resorts. At IQSS, Alyssa works with sponsored financials in a post award capacity. This involves managing a portfolio of federal and private foundation awards for PIs affiliated with IQSS. She performs projections and effective analysis of financial data to ensure spend down of awards with allowable charges, on budget, in a specified amount of time. Prior to her transition into sponsored research, she worked as the IQSS office manager. Alyssa received her undergraduate degree from Merrimack College and is a graduate of San Diego State University with her MA in Communication Studies. In her free time she enjoys yoga, HGTV, and spending time with her family.