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Alyssa Navarro, Walt Disney Studios RISE Manager Makes Forbes' 30 Under 30 List

Posted By: Danielle Domingo
Post Date: December 1, 2021

Congratulations are in order to our fave Alyssa Navarro! You may know her as an influencer, seen and heard her amazing voice from her Youtube covers and Tiktoks, but did you know Alyssa works for THE Mouse House! She is a literal Disney Princess, but also a boss! Alyssa is an Executive Producer and Manager at The Walt Disney Studios in the Representation, Inclusion, Strategies, and Engagement (RISE) department. RISE aims to showcase storytellers with authentic stories that shares a common experience among people worldwide. Check out the whole feature here!

Alyssa shares what being on the 30 Under 30 List means to her personal and the work she does. “Being on this list means so much to me because the work I do in diversity, equity, inclusion, and so meaningful and personal to me. The fact that Forbes has recognized that work validates my passion to continue to open doors so that more stories of people from underrepresented backgrounds get to be told on the big screen.”

In her role, she oversees content and connects creative projects more closely to the communities they touch. She was an Executive Producer and Coordinator for the Disney Launchpad Shorts Incubator program, where 6 directors from underrepresented backgrounds produced a short film for Disney+. Outside of her day job, she’s also a singer and performed as Mulan in the show “Mickey and the Magical Map” for several years at the Disneyland Resort. Alyssa has over 230K followers on her TikTok channel @alyssugh

Besides Alyssa Navarro, many others with Filipino descent were also spotlighted in the list:
Bella Poarch - Artist
Trisha Bantique - Cofounder & CEO, Queenly
John Vincent Salcedo - VP Digital Marketing, Columbia Records
Olivia Rodrigo - Artist
Rachell Hofstetter - Content Creator
Liv Portio - Founder, DBL Jewlery
Marianne Gonzalez - Engineer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Ian Villa - Cofounder, Whisper Aero
Jonathan Javier - Cofounder, Wonsulting

Cover Photo Credit: Devon Nelwan

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