Alyssa Machado

MA Student (2018 Cohort)


Alyssa is a second year MA student in the REECAS program.  Her primary academic focus is political science with a secondary focus on linguistics, with the goal of analyzing the (sometimes politically controversial) issue of English loanwords in the Russian language.  Alyssa graduated from UC Davis in 2010 with her bachelor’s degree in International Relations and has spent a significant amount of time living in Russia.  In her free time, she loves reading, hiking, eating, and doing CrossFit.