Alisa Schackmann is a researcher at the Brookings Institution's Energy Security Initiative. Prior to that, she was a graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin pursuing a Master of Global Policy Studies at the Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs. She spent four years working in Tokyo, Japan, most recently with the Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan where she was a liaison in the International Affairs & Environment division. Between 2009 and 2011 Alisa participated in meetings of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change as part of the Business & Industry NGO constituency. She has contributed to editing industry publications including the International Electricity Partnership's "Roadmap for a Low-Carbon Power Sector by 2050," and spoke at Carbon Forum Asia 2010 held in Singapore last October. Alisa is specializing in international energy, environment & technology policy and is particularly interested in energy efficiency, power generation portfolios, and international technology transfer mechanisms.
Alisa holds a bachelor's degree in Italian and international relations from the University of Southern California.