Alisa is a Masters of Environmental Management candidate at Yale University. Her master’s research focuses on the governance dimensions of climate change and cities, with a field work component in the Philippines. Alisa is part of Yale’s Governance, Environment and Markets (GEM) Initiative, where she is researching policy diffusion and implementation as it impacts the management and governance of forests around the world. Prior to Yale, Alisa worked at the World Resources Institute in Washington, DC on environmental governance issues related to access to information, participation, and justice in environmental decision-making. She has traveled and worked on environmental justice issues in many countries including Brazil, Chile, India, Israel, and Uganda. Alisa has a B.A. in International Affairs and Environmental Resources from The George Washington University.