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Elyssa Ruiz

Vice President of Professional Development


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Elyssa Ruiz is a fourth-year pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations and a minor in Marketing. She is the Vice President of Professional Development and she is excited to connect PRSSA members to professionals in different industries that they have interest in.

Currently, she is an Orientation Leader at Cal State Fullerton and she is responsible for incoming and transfer students’ first impressions of the university. She also runs social media and marketing at the preschool she formerly taught at.

She collects vinyl records and loves to read fiction novels. Her favorite books include The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid and The Cruel Prince series by Holly Black. She is also passionate about photography and dreams of visiting every national park with her camera.


  • California State University Fullerton Orientation Leader


  • Photographer for Tusk Magazine
  • Intern for Impact24 Public Relations
  • Social Media and Marketing Manager at Sunny Day Learning Center

Favorite Quotes:

“My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg
“I was always the squarest person in the cool room, and alternatively, sometimes the weirder person at the mainstream table.” – John Mulaney