Alyssa Maldonado: Crafting Connections and Community Vibes in Columbus

Alyssa Maldonado
Alyssa Maldonado

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Name: Alyssa Maldonado
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Age: 27
Profession: Senior Social Media Specialist at RevLocal
Neighborhood: Grandview Heights
Education: Master’s degree in Business Administration – MBA
Favorite local spots: We are so lucky in Columbus since there are so many great places to choose from! I love going to Grandview Grind to work remotely and grab a matcha latte. One of my favorite places to get brunch is High Bank Distillery. And you can’t go wrong with dinner at Aab India or The Avenue for an amazing steak.
Community Involvement: Junior League of Columbus, Latina Mentoring Academy, Columbus Young Professionals, and MagLiteracy
Quote: “Stay hungry, stay foolish.” – Steve Jobs
Connect: LinkedIn

Born and raised in Elyria, Alyssa Maldonado’s journey led her to the heart of Ohio. After graduating from the University of Toledo, she set her sights on Columbus. Her professional voyage began at The Ohio State University, where she championed student experiences. Transitioning to the corporate world, she embraced her passion for marketing at RevLocal, recently earning a promotion to Senior Social Media Specialist.

Motivated by her extensive family, Alyssa finds joy in giving back. Her dynamic role at RevLocal, crafting engaging content and managing advertising, keeps the workweek exciting. Collaborating with colleagues to showcase the business online fuels her extraordinary experiences. A recent enthusiast of running, she challenges herself and unwinds through hikes, aiming to explore every Ohio state park with her dog Bella.

From aspiring to be president to contemplating roles in fashion and Rolling Stone, Alyssa’s childhood dreams reflect her diverse interests. For inspiration, she turns to podcasts like On Purpose with Jay Shetty and the Mel Robbins Podcast. To stay updated on pop culture and find humor, Chicks in the Office is her go-to.

Being chosen for the Next Up Columbus award signifies Alyssa’s meaningful contributions to the community, a testament to her dedication and positive impact. For her, the pulse of Columbus beats through its people. The city’s openness and the friendly, approachable nature of its residents create a vibrant atmosphere. From kickball teams to cheering for the Crew, the people of Columbus contribute to the city’s lively spirit.

The Next Up Columbus Awards highlight emerging leaders who are connectors and ambassadors in central Ohio and who are making a positive impact on the future of Columbus. The Columbus Young Professionals Club would like to offer special thanks to our 2023 co-presenters, Discover Financial, Ohio Dominican University and Quantum Health for their support of this year’s awards program. Meet the entire “Class of 2023” »



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