Alyssa Plummer

Bachelor of Science: Biochemistry & Dance Choreography


Summa Cum Laude
Linus Pauling Award


Sunnyvale, California

Award Bio

Alyssa Plummer is a Biochemistry and Dance double major from Sunnyvale, California. While attending Saint Mary's, Alyssa has been an active member of the Honors Program, Phi Kappa Phi, Dance Company, and WISE. One could often find Alyssa in a dance studio or researching in the lab. After graduation, she plans on pursuing performance, choreography, teaching, and research positions.

My Greatest Supporters

My greatest supporters have been my friends, and my classmates always willing to lend a hand when I need it. My family has been integral in my time here, in their support and love. Finally, many of my professors have been my ultimate supporters, pushing me to be my best self, while supporting me in all that I do.

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

My favorite Saint Mary's memory has been all of the shows with the dance company. I really enjoy the camaraderie backstage, as we warm-up and prepare for the show, all the times we dance together, and all the fun times we share in the days leading up to the show. Saint Mary's Dance Company welcomed me in, and has become my family. I love performing on stage and supporting my friends.

My Next Chapter

I am planning on staying in the Bay Area and searching for dance company and biochemistry research positions. After a few years, I plan on working on either a PhD in biochemistry and/or a MFA in dance. From there I plan to become a professor in one of those areas.

Clubs and Activities

Dance Company
Honors Program
Phi Kappa Phi
Women in Science and Engineering

Favorite Quote

"You are where you need to be, just take a deep breath"
— Lana Parrilla