Alissa joined ANDE in April 2022 and serves as our Program Manager for the Guatemala Entrepreneurship Development Initiative (GEDI), based in Guatemala City. Over the past 20 years, Alissa has supported international development initiatives in Latin America to promote economic development, community-based conservation, and sustainable agriculture initiatives. Prior to joining ANDE, Alissa served as Regional Development Manager with Solidaridad, building partnerships to ensure the sustainability of key commodity supply chains in Central America and Mexico. Alissa holds a B.A. from Wellesley College and a Master’s degree in Sustainable International Development from the Heller School of Social Policy and Development at Brandeis University.