Alyssa Fielding graduated in 2015. While on campus, she played for the Raider softball team and earned a BA in Criminal Justice and a minor in Spanish. While at SOU, Alyssa was a member of the Student Fee Committee and co-chair of the Black and Red Crew (a committee of student athletes), where she helped pass the budget and create the vision for the new Student Recreation Center (opened April 2018). After graduating from SOU, Alyssa received her Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) from Golden Gate University School of Law where she specialized in litigation. She is currently a Deputy District Attorney with the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office. While working as a Deputy District Attorney, Alyssa has specialized in the prosecution of domestic violence cases throughthe completion of a jury trial and is now focusing on prosecuting felony crimes committed in the city of Oakland.
“My time as a student-athlete at SOU changed the course of my life immensely. Had it not been for the phenomenal professors in the Criminal Justice Program at SOU, I would have never had the confidence to apply to law school or follow my dream of becoming a prosecutor. As a softball player, I learned discipline and perseverance that enabled me to pass the bar and continue to fight every day for the people of Alameda County. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for SOU and Ashland.”