ALYSSA CANTU – Upward Bound Math and Science Assistant Director

Alyssa Cantu is the Assistant Director for the Upward Bound Math and Science program who oversees student success and the planning of program activities. Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Alyssa earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Texas Tech University in 2017 

Alyssa was a first-generation and low-income student who joined TRIO and Student Support Services during her time in college. There, she served as a residential advisor, tutor and academic coach for Upward Bound. Alyssa has experience in team management and communication and has held many supervisory roles, including her time managing a veterinarian office. In 2018 Alyssa joined ORS as a program coordinator before transitioning to her current role as Assistant Director. Alyssa is passionate about STEM education and encourages our students to follow their passions through education. Alyssa understands the complex and varied backgrounds that our students come from. 

When not in the office or assisting our students Alyssa enjoys playing soccer, hiking, and spending time with her friends and family in San Antonio.