Alyssa Cannella

1st & 2nd Year Senior Specialist

Alyssa Cannella serves as the 1st and 2nd Year Senior Specialist for Student Life Willie J. Young, Sr. Off-Campus and Commuter Student Engagement at The Ohio State University. Through collaboration with partners across campus, Alyssa works to develop programming and curricula to support on and off campus students in preparation for renting and living in a metropolitan area. She oversees initiatives focused on educating and supporting 1st and 2nd year, transfer, and commuter students to ensure a positive off-campus residential experience. This includes oversight of the Smooth Move presentation series, Commuter Orientation and Commuter Preview Day.


Alyssa graduated from Bowling Green State University with her Bachelor's Degree in Tourism, Leisure, and Event Planning and received her Master's Degree in Leadership in Higher Education from Baldwin Wallace University. She is passionate about student learning and development and is excited to return home to Ohio as a Buckeye!