Ilyssa Padrid-Dykman (she/her/hers) is a Communications Officer at the Pacific Council on International Policy, where her primary role is to lead the social media and digital strategy and execution. As part of her portfolio, Ilyssa also supports the Pacific Council’s multimedia creation, brand development, and outreach efforts. Beyond this capacity, Ilyssa is the Co-Lead on our Junior Fellowship Program. All of Ilyssa’s work is done through a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) lens and in support of the Pacific Council’s Inclusivity statement.
Ilyssa obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Public Health Policy with a minor in Queer Studies at the University of California, Irvine. She also holds a Master’s degree in College Student Affairs Administration from the University of Georgia where she worked for the Multicultural Services and Programs office.