Fulbright-Schuman European Union Affairs Program, International Whaling Commission - International Relations
Alisha is excited to continue her career in marine mammal conservation in the U.K. with the International Whaling Commission. As a recipient of a 2020-2021 Fulbright-Schuman European Union Affairs Program Grant, Alisha will be conducting research and policy work for the IWC's Office of the Executive Secretariat. Her work will explore how this international organization pursues consensus in its whale conservation work, will examine the protection and use of the global oceanic commons, and will assist the IWC in this process. Alisha went to law school to specialize in environmental law, with an emphasis on endangered species and marine mammal protection. She is currently an Attorney-Advisor with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, under the U.S. Department of Commerce. Alisha currently lives in Alaska, where she is an avid outdoors enthusiast. She enjoys rock climbing, cycling, hiking, kayaking, cross-country skiing, and yoga. She also is involved in the performing arts community and teaches tap dance at a local ballet studio.