Alisa is the Assistant Director at the MIT Governance Lab focusing on developing new strategic partnerships and translating evidence into practice. Prior to MIT, she was a research fellow at Yale University focusing on urban climate governance, environmental equity, and international policy. She is a World Social Science Fellow in sustainable urbanization and a member of the National Science Foundation-funded Research Coordination Network on sustainable cities. Previously, Alisa worked for the global governance team at the World Resources Institute on environmental rights related to access to information, participation, and justice. She holds a Masters from Yale University and a Bachelor’s from The George Washington University.