Alissa is a program officer at the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute. Her expertise is in GHG accounting, MRV capacity building, and program development. At GHGMI, Alissa develops capacity-building training materials, drafts technical reports, and provides project management and technical support to multiple MRV projects.
Alissa’s professional experience has been focused on the water-energy-GHG nexus. Prior to working at GHGMI, Alissa worked as a Sustainability Specialist at The Climate Registry, leading the implementation of the Water-Energy Nexus Registry for California, developing and delivering GHG training, and developing verification guidance for water-related data and performance metrics.
Alissa is Brazilian and moved to the United States to further her education. She received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Lindenwood University, and an M.S. in Sustainability from Saint Louis University, where her research focused on social-technical approaches to maximize formal access to electricity in low-income settlements through human rights lenses. In Brazil, she also received a technical degree in meteorology and climatology. She is fluent in English and Portuguese. In her free time, she also enjoys completing Python programming courses when not exploring outdoors.