Alisa Phillips

Senior Advisor, Education
World Vision United States

Alisa Phillips is the Senior Advisor for Education at WVUS with nearly 20 years working in the education sector. Her career began in adult education, English as a Second Language (ESL) and Spanish language teaching at the college level. Since then, most of her expertise has been in international education in the areas of material development, training and facilitation, technical support for monitoring and evaluation. primary school teacher training to improve pedagogical practices, capacity development of parent and school management groups to improve the learning environment and focusing on understanding barriers to children’s learning outcomes in under resourced contexts. She has also focused her career on improving education for girls who are often marginalized from quality educational opportunities. Alisa led the development of a project model, Safe and Nurturing Schools to address social norms to support a protective learning environment that is free of school-related gender-based violence for all girls and boys. Currently, Alisa provides technical assistance to several primary education projects such as the Rwanda Home Grown School Feeding project, funded by the USDA and led by the World Food Program and READ II led by Creative Associates International and supported by USAID and World Vision’s privately-funded Rwanda Unlock Literacy project, all of which focus on improving reading outcomes for girls and boys. She is also the World Vision representative on numerous committees and working groups, such as the Basic Education Coalition (BEC) Gender and Girls’ Education Working Group and the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) Global Advisory Committee. Alisa holds a Bachelor of Science in Spanish Language from Georgetown University and a Master of Science in Adult Education from Cornell University.