CSUSB Palm Desert Campus alumna creates educational podcast

PALM DESERT – Alyssa Silva always knew that she wanted a career in audio/video engineering and voice acting, so while attending the Cal State San Bernardino, Palm Desert Campus, she interned as the program director at Paws Radio, the campus radio station. While working at the station, Silva started an educational podcast, called “Educated.”

Silva’s goal with the podcast was to gain more experience for her resume and provide a safe space for students to chat about things happening in their lives.

Silva graduated from the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus in December 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies, and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, says that her career plans have shifted a bit. But when she was offered a temporary position at Paws Radio after graduation, she says that she jumped at the opportunity.

Now as an alumna, Silva continues to bring original content to the podcast every week.

The coursework prepared her well, she says. “I feel that this podcast could be valuable to students who feel like they’re on their own or feel a little lost during this time,” said Silva. “Whether you are in high school, college, or new alumni like me, this is the podcast for you to hear about self-improvement, personal stories and much more.”

The coursework prepared her well, she says. “The media studies courses offered at PDC have taught me everything I know about this field. I learned how to properly edit audio productions and gain a love for audio production. Attending PDC has helped me find confidence in my talents and has allowed me to express my creativity.”

Listeners can catch Silva, or Alyssa Rae as she refers to herself on the podcast, on various platforms including, Spotify by clicking here, Breaker by clicking here, and PocketCasts by clicking here.

To listen to Paws Radio, the official radio station of the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus, visit the Paws Radio webpage by clicking here. 


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