Alissa Wilson

Former American Friends Service Committee

Alissa Wilson

Alissa Wilson was a Policy Associate for the American Friends Service Committee in Washington, DC where she covered peace and security issues. Prior to this, Wilson was a researcher in Ethics and Human Development at Tufts University and an affiliate at the Global Equity Initiative at Harvard University.

As the Practical Idealism Project's lead researcher she traveled the United States interviewing people engaged in social change work. Wilson has served as a Long-term Election Observer with the National Democratic Institute in Nigeria and a Jane Addams–Andrew Carnegie Fellow at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.

She has also conducted research at the United Nations and the Carter Center, facilitated peace education trainings in the United States and Nigeria, and worked at arts organizations in New York City. She holds a BA from Amherst College in Political Science and a MALD from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

Last Updated: June 2, 2017