Alisa is a Legal Fellow at the Guarini Center. Alisa’s research focuses on climate justice, state and local environmental law, and land use policy. Alisa received a BA in Environmental Studies and Economics from Dartmouth College, an MESc from Yale School of the Environment, and a JD from Yale Law School.
During law school, she was a law clerk at Earthjustice, Environmental Defense Fund, Our Children’s Trust, and Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger. She also participated in the Rule of Law and Environmental Protection Clinics at Yale and co-founded Law Students for Climate Accountability. Her master’s thesis research focused on land management collaborations between Indigenous peoples and land trusts in the Northeastern United States and central Chile. Prior to graduate school, Alisa researched community-based forest management in Oaxaca, Mexico and worked as an environmental consultant at Industrial Economics, Inc.