Alyssa Leal enters her first season as the full-time Assistant Communications Director for gymnastics and soccer.
This is her fourth year working for the Athletic Communications department. In August 2021, she earned a graduate assistantship after serving as a student intern from August 2019 to July 2021.
In her role as a graduate assistant, Leal managed social media accounts for various teams, assisted with all media relations, and oversaw the communications student staff.
For three seasons (2019-2022), Leal served as the secondary contact for the Women’s Basketball team and managed all social media accounts for the team. Her duties include social media strategy, content creation, and assist with all media relations. In her time working with the team, she has managed the accounts for two SEC Tournament appearances and one regional appearance. Leal played a key role in all media relation and social media efforts for the 2022 regional hosted in Baton Rouge.
Leal also worked closely with the softball, football, and gymnastics teams during her time as a student.
She helped lead social media efforts for softball during their Regional and Super Regional appearances in 2021. In 2022, Leal was the acting SID for the gymnastics teams regional appearance in Raleigh.
Leal has worked on football all four years during her time at LSU, where she helped manage social media accounts, press conferences, interviews, and game day press box operations.
The New Orleans native graduated from LSU with her bachelor’s degree in public relations with a minor in business in May 2021.