< Back to Main Blog We:30 of the Week: Alyssa! By Red Door on October 09, 2013 | Red Door, Red Door Culture | Leave a comment We:30 is a weekly tradition here at Red Door Interactive, in which we take the time to celebrate and feature an employee who exemplifies our core values to inspire, share, evolve, exceed, and be 100% jerk-free. We:30 also gives us a chance to learn some interesting and fun facts about the featured employee! This week features our PR and Marketing Intern, Alyssa Newman! Did you know.... I was born in La Jolla, and then raised half in Kauai and half in San Diego. It's been rough. I could swim before I could walk. My dad is a surfer and had me surfing as soon as possible. Surfing is my passion and keeps me motivated to work hard so I can surf whenever I want! If you say “beer can” in a British Accent it sounds like “bacon” in a Jamaican accent. You’re welcome. I went to UCSB and got a BA in Environmental Studies and Sustainable Development. I’m not a tree hugger but I love being involved in causes that I align with and that have a positive social outcome. And by positive social outcome I mean spending 4 years ocean front with my best friends. I have a dog named Chava and a younger brother who is the funniest person I know. “How many potatoes does it take to kill an Irishman?” “None” is our last text. My mom is a Southern Bell from Nashville and was Ms. Florida! I studied abroad my junior year of college in Queensland, Australia. More specifically, Surfers Paradise, where I studied Sustainable Development and how to become best friends with a complete stranger over a beer at a bar. Australian's have the best sense of humor and I hope I can have a chance to live there at some point in my life. My goal is to make it to Bali for a month after I complete my MBA at SDSU (only 6 more months!). Favorite thing to do is put on my Spotify radio and find out the tunes that get me going. Music is a huge part of my life. I can’t play any instruments but it’s always guided me towards the places and people I want to surround myself with. Favorite Album of 2013: Alt J I love technology and social media. I always want to have the latest iPhone aps and find new ways to share with others. My favorite toy is my wireless Bose speaker! Life is too short and so am I ☺ Strengths: Woo, futuristic, communication, empathy, ideation I am the PR and Marketing Intern at Red Door Interactive. Basically, I get to brag about the amazing work we do and what makes Red Door the special place it is by sharing with media outlets and shouting it from the rooftops of our social media platforms.