Associate Director, Recruitment Operations and Analytics

About Alyssa Szynal

Alyssa Szynal is the Associate Director of Recruitment Operations and Analytics at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. Alyssa tracks and reports on enrollment metrics for the Student Recruitment and Global Outreach team and assists with strategic planning of recruitment outreach. She also spends her time traveling to graduate fairs and events, answering questions for prospective students, and helping applicants through the admissions process.

Alyssa brings to Harris prior experience in graduate admissions at Benedictine University in Lisle, IL. She spent two years there advising applicants and working with graduate and undergraduate students in health, education, and business degree programs. Prior to that, she worked as an elementary school teacher aide supporting second-grade students. She also has experience editing and writing for corporate and journalistic publications.

Alyssa earned a Master of Leadership Studies (MLD) in higher education from North Central College, with a focus on student development and leadership theory. She also has a BS in journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.